National Science Foundation (NSF)

About the NSF

NSF's goals—discovery, learning, research infrastructure and stewardship--provide an integrated strategy to advance the frontiers of knowledge, cultivate a world-class, broadly inclusive science and engineering workforce and expand the scientific literacy of all citizens, build the nation's research capability through investments in advanced instrumentation and facilities, and support excellence in science and engineering research and education through a capable and responsive organization.

Recent Key Policies/Changes

May 2020

Important changes have been made to the NSF PAPPG 20-1 that go into effect June 1, 2020. Please see MIT Specific Guidance - Proposal Preparation Checklists for more information.

February 2019

Important revisions have been made to the Resumption of Operations at NSF page on the NSF website, including identification of new deadline dates for specific solicitations and Dear Colleague Letters.

January 2019