UF Office of Research Clarifies NSF Two-month Salary Limit Requirement

The National Science Foundation (NSF) limits salary compensation for senior personnel in the proposal budget to no more than two months of their salary in any one year. NSF requires institutions to define and consistently apply the term “year” and to specify the definition in the budget justification.

For this purpose, the UF Division of Sponsored Programs (DSP) is defining “year” as calendar year.

Any salary compensation in excess of two months must be approved by NSF.

To access the NSF guidelines, please see the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedure Guide (PAPPG) Chapter II.C.2.g(i)(a), Senior Personnel Salaries & Wages Policy (page 49).

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact DSP.