How to apply...
Institutions eligible to compete may submit proposals in response to Broad Agency Announcements (BAAs) that executive agents publish in Federal Business Opportunities (www.fedbizopps.gov) and circulate broadly to eligible proposers' sponsored-programs offices. Each BAA tells potential proposers what activities will be supported, in which science and engineering areas they will be supported, and how to apply.
Note: Each program will indicate whether applications are to be submitted to the Federal headquarters, regional or local office, or to a State or local government office.
Award decisions are based on a competitive selection of proposals, using a technical merit review. Evaluation criteria are specified in the relevant Broad Agency Announcement. If selected for award, the proposal is the basis for the award document and the applicant agrees to perform the research or research-related activities (e.g., science or engineering education or research infrastructure-building activities) described therein.
Note: Grant payments may be made by a letter of credit, advance by Treasury check, or reimbursement by Treasury check.
Awards may be made by the headquarters office directly to the applicant, an agency field office, a regional office,
or by an authorized county office. The assistance may pass through the initial applicant for further distribution by
intermediate level applicants to groups or individuals in the private sector.