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NSF Policy Regarding Cost-Share

The National Science Foundation has issued a new policy statement regarding cost-share and budget negotiations. There is one change in the policy, which was last updated in June 1999: · In budget negotiations, any reduction of 10% or more from the amount proposed should be accompanied by a corresponding reduction in the scope of the project. In addition, NSF issued the following guidance related to cost-share:

The revised policy is available at, under Important Notice 128, Revision of NSF Cost Sharing Policy, dated January 24, 2003. This revised policy is effective for budget negotiations occurring on or after April 1, 2003.