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What is the Uniform Guidance?

Important Changes in the UG

Agency Implementation

Open Issues

On December 19, 2014, the federal government published the Joint Interim Final Rule implementing the UG for all Federal award-making agencies (see Federal Register (link is external)).  As agency specific considerations for proposal development and grants management become available, that information will be posted here.

The National Science Foundation (NSF)

  • Effective April 3, 2017 all new NSF grants and funding increments on existing NSF grants to institutions of higher education and non-profit organizations will incorporate by reference the Research Terms and Conditions dated April 2017, and the NSF Agency Specific Requirements dated April 2017.  The Research Terms and Conditions will not be applied to NSF cooperative agreements and fellowship awards made to individuals.  The Research Terms and Conditions link (external link).
  • Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG)
  • Previous PAPPG’s can be found in NSFs Document Library (external link)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)


Contact your ORA contract administrator for technical questions or SPAC (link is external) for financial matters.


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