NSF Noncompeting Continuation
263 Continued Support (Continuing Grants) From NSF GPM, Section 263
- Funding increments for projects being supported under continuing grants, as defined in GPM 210, "Definitions", receive high priority within NSF and normally are not considered in competition with proposals for new grants or for renewed support of standard grants.
- Unless otherwise provided for in the original grant letter, each increment of a continuing grant will be funded at the level indicated in that letter without a formal request, provided the required annual project report has been received and subject to NSF's judgment of satisfactory progress and availability of funds. NSF makes every attempt to honor continuing grant commitments. In order to adjust to changes in the general level of funds for a particular field of science or engineering or to major new opportunities in that field, however, NSF may reduce continuing grant increments below the levels indicated in original grant letters. This requires full written justification by program staff and management review and approval. In the absence of major unanticipated fiscal year constraints, reductions are rare.
- In order to obtain a committed funding increment and ensure continuity of funding, an annual project report must be submitted electronically via the NSF FastLane System by the PI at least three months before the end of the period currently being funded. (See GPM 340, "Technical Reporting Requirements" for additional information on submission of project reports.)