NSF Revises Award Terms and Conditions

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has revised its Award Terms and Conditions. The revised documents are available on the NSF Policy Office Award Conditions website. The revised Award Terms and Conditions will apply to all new NSF awards and funding amendments to existing NSF awards made on or after May 14, 2018.

Important changes include the following:

  • Revision of the Equipment article to align with 2 CFR § 200.313 requirements for all equipment purchased under NSF awards and provide clarity on reporting requirements for NSF-owned equipment
  • Revision of the Patent Rights article to implement government-wide changes to the Department of Commerce Bayh-Dole regulations at 37 CFR § 401 effective May 14, 2018.

Revisions have been made to the following documents:

  • NSF Agency Specific Requirements to the Research Terms and Conditions (ASR)
  • Cooperative Agreement Financial and Administrative Terms and Conditions (CA-FATC)
  • Cooperative Agreement Modifications and Supplemental Financial and Administrative Terms and Conditions for Major Multi-User Research Facility Projects and Federally Funded Research and Development Centers
  • Grant General Conditions (GC-1)
  • Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I & II Grant General Conditions (SBIR-I) (SBIR-II)

Questions regarding these changes should be directed to the Policy Office at policy@nsf.gov.