A revised version of the NSF Grant General Conditions (GC-1) has been posted to the NSF website. This document has been updated to implement changes necessitated by 2 CFR § 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance).
The Research Terms and Conditions (RTCs) normally are applicable to NSF grants to universities and other non-profit organizations. However, the RTCs are currently being revised by a working group of the National Science and Technology Council’s Research Business Models Subcommittee. Until the RTCs become effective, the GC-1 will serve as the applicable terms and conditions for all NSF grants.
The revised GC-1 will apply to all new NSF grants and funding amendments to existing NSF grants issued on or after December 26, 2014. Parallel changes will be made to the remaining suite of NSF terms and conditions.
This document is applicable to all applications submitted, or due, to NSF on or after December 26, 2014.