Each proposing organization that is new to the National Science Foundation (NSF) or has not had an active NSF assistance award within the previous five years should be prepared to submit basic organization and management information and certifications, when requested, to the applicable award-making division within the Office of Budget, Finance and Award Management.

The information contained in the NSF Prospective New Awardee Guide will assist organizations in preparing the documents which NSF requires to conduct administrative and financial reviews. It also serves as a means of highlighting the accountability requirements associated with federal awards.

Sections within the new guide include:

  • An overview and basic information,
  • Grantee standards,
  • Indirect costs,
  • A new awardee checklist, and
  • Appendices.

To access the guide online or download a PDF version, go to: