NSF Proposal Guidance

NSF Proposal Guidance

The following guidance should be used when preparing proposals in response to NSF announcements and direct requests from NSF Program Managers.  The guidance details NSF's definitions of solicited vs unsolicited and senior personnel, NCAR's eligibility in response to NSF solicited or unsolicited announcements, salary guidance for senior personnel, required content and format of the impact statement and well as additional cost allowability guidance.  Please refer to the documentation below and contact NCAR Budget and Planning at ncarprop@ucar.edu if you have any questions. 

 
NSF Guidance on Submission of Proposals by NCAR to NSF (pdf) 
 
NSF Eligibility, Salary, and Impact Statement Guidance by NSF Solicitation Type Matrix (pdf) 
 
NSF Impact Statement Template - Required for all Solicited Proposals to NSF (docx)