Office of Research and Innovation



Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide


*The mandate to use SciENcv only for preparation of the biographical sketch will go into effect for new proposals submitted or due on or after October 23, 2023. In the interim, proposers may continue to prepare and submit this document via use of SciENcv or the NSF fillable PDF. NSF, however, encourages the community to use SciENcv prior to the October 2023 implementation.

How to Apply - Video Tutorials

Grant Application Submission Tips for Success

Application Guides

  • Application Form Instructions
    • General Instructions - Comprehensive guidance for all applications
    • Research Instructions - Guidance for research only
    • Career Development Instructions - guidance for career development only
    • Training Instructions - Guidance for career development only
    • Fellowship Instructions - Guidance for fellowship only
    • Multi-Project Instructions - Guidance for multi-project only
    • SBIR/STTR Instructions - Guidance for small business only


NIFA Application Guide

Application Support Templates