Revision of NSF Award Terms and Conditions

Dear Colleagues,
Please see the announcement from NSF below regarding the revision to NSF’s Award Terms and Conditions effective October 4, 2021 for new awards and funding amendments. Please review the revised terms and conditions that apply to the awards in your School/Department and direct and questions that you have to your Contract and Grant Officer.
Nancy Lewis
Executive Director, Sponsored Projects Administration
Office of Research
University of California, Irvine
160 Aldrich Hall
Irvine, CA 92697-7600
Ph-(949) 824-2897

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Dear Colleagues:

I wanted to make you aware that the following sets of NSF Award Terms and Conditions have been revised:

·NSF Agency Specific Requirements to the Research Terms and Conditions (ASR);

·Grant General Conditions (GC-1);

·Cooperative Agreement Financial & Administrative Terms and Conditions (CA-FATC);

·Cooperative Agreement Modifications and Supplemental Financial and Administrative Terms and Conditions (CA-FATC) for Major Multi-User Research Facility Projects and Federally Funded Research and Development Centers; and

·Administration of NSF Conference or Group Travel Award Grant Conditions (FL 26).

The revised terms and conditions will apply to all new NSF awards and funding amendments to existing NSF awards made on or after October 4, 2021. 

The terms and conditions incorporate a new article on Domestic Preferences for Procurements.  The CA-FATC also contains a new article on Made in America.  All sets of award conditions are accompanied by a summary of changes made to that document.

Questions regarding NSF terms and conditions may be sent to the DIAS Policy Office at .


Beth Strausser

Acting Head, Policy Office

Division of Institution & Award Support (DIAS)

Office of Budget, Finance & Award Management

National Science Foundation

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