The NSF has made significant changes to its Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide, effective January 5, 2009. The most important is a change in faculty salary reimbursement policy, which will "limit compensation for senior personnel to no more than two months of their regular salary in any one year from all NSF-funded grants." Dave Bacon, an assistant professor in Seattle, is none too happy. "This pretty much eliminates any NSF funded research professors, as far as I can tell," he says at his blog, the Quantum Pontiff.
Changes to NSF Funding Policy
Nov 14, 2008