National Science Foundation Two Months Salary Language

When it is anticipated that any senior personnel will exceed two months total salary from all National Science Foundation (NSF) funded work, the language provided below would be a best practice for inclusion in all NSF budget justifications.

The proposed salary for [insert name], in combination with other current NSF support, exceeds the two-month limit for senior personnel. The proposed level of commitment for this proposal is appropriate for the scope of work and is required in order to fulfill the objectives of this project within the proposed timeframe.