Last updated: April 24, 2023
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.
- Transition from Fastlane to Research.gov (January 2023)
- Changes Made to NSF PAPPG 23-1 (January 2023)
- NSF Safe and Inclusive Working Environment (April 2023)
Finding Funding Opportunities
Some solicitations have limits on the number of proposals that may be submitted by one organization. When this is the case, an internal competition is required to determine which investigator will submit on behalf of MIT.
Proposals can be submitted through Research.gov and at this time, MIT RAS can best support proposal submission via Research.gov.
Due dates for NSF proposals vary. Check the announcement to confirm when the proposal is due. A number of programs have removed the hard deadlines and accept proposals on a rolling basis.
Terms and Conditions
See NSF grant terms and conditions for more information.
Checklists, Disclosures and Other Guidance
- MIT Specific Guidance - Proposal Preparation Checklists
- National Science Foundation Disclosure Guidance
- RECR training (Required for undergraduate students, graduate students and postdoctoral researchers supported by an NSF research award)
- NSF Proposals: Administrative Review Stage
- NSF Collaborations
- NSF Pre-Award and Post-Award Actions
- NSF Reporting
- NSF FAQs