Common questions about COA template answered

News for Researchers

Posted January 5, 2018 by Ashley Washburn

The National Science Foundation has issued an FAQ document to assist investigators in completing the Collaborators and Other Affiliations spreadsheet.

NSF requires that principal investigators separately provide COA information for each individual designated as senior project personnel. On April 24, 2017, NSF issued a template that PIs are required to use in order to ensure consistency in content and format.

The FAQ document is available on the Office of Sponsored Programs forms and templates website, under the Sponsor Forms and Guidelines heading. Researchers also can download the document here. Among other COA guidelines, the FAQs clarify:

For more information contact Suzan Lund, associate director of sponsored programs, 402-472-1930.

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