See Authorized Organizational
Authorized Organizational Representative
The administrative official who, on behalf
of the proposing organization, is empowered to make certifications
and assurances and can commit the organization to the conduct
of a project that NSF is being asked to support as well as
adhere to various NSF policies and grant requirements.
A summary that describes the research and
names of principal investigators and their institutions.
A type of grant under which NSF agrees to
provide a specific level of support for an initial, specified
period of time, with a statement of intent to provide additional
support of the project for additional periods, provided funds
are available and the results achieved warrant further support.
A type of assistance award that may be used
when the project being supported requires substantial agency
involvement during the project performance period. Substantial
agency involvement may be necessary when an activity is
technically or managerially complex, requires extensive or
close coordination with other federally supported work, or
helps assure suitability or acceptability of certain aspects
of the supported activity. Examples of projects that may
be suitable for cooperative agreements are systemic reform
efforts, research centers, policy studies, large curriculum
projects, multiuser facilities, projects which involve complex
subcontracting, construction or operations of major in-house
university facilities and major instrumentation development.
In accordance with Congressional requirements,
NSF requires that each grantee share in the cost of research
projects resulting from unsolicited proposals.
Designates an activity in which two or more NSF directorates and/or
other federal agencies participate.
The three types of due dates used by NSF are described
in the Grant Proposal Guide Chapter
I, Section F.
program solicitations and program descriptions.
Sometimes referred to as “success rate”, the proposal funding rate for a given period is calculated by dividing the number of new awards made in a fiscal year by the number of new awards and declines made in that fiscal year.
Grant Proposal Guide.
Designates an activity designed for collaboration among two or more disciplines.
See individual funding opportunity documents for specific requirements.
Designates an activity in which all NSF directorates participate.
Principal Investigator (PI)
The researcher for an award. There may be
more than one PI per award.
A program can have one of two statuses:
- Active: the program has a funding opportunity
document under which proposals may be submitted, or the
program has no funding opportunity document under which proposals may be
submitted but has a funding opportunity document for which the program is
still managing active awards.
- Archived: the program has no funding opportunity document
under which proposals may be submitted or for which the program is still
managing active awards.