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Important Notices

REVISED - STScI General Grant Provisions (GGP), June 2016

The STScI GGP, June 2016 supersedes all previous versions in their entirety.
All Cycle 24 budget submissions must be in accordance with the revised STScI General Grant Provisions, June 2016.
A link to the document is located under Grant Resources on this page.

ELIGIBILITY Requirements

Note that Section 3 – Eligibility for STScI Grant Funding, clarifies eligibility
requirements for U.S. investigators.

Please read this section carefully and contact the
STScI Grants Administration Office if you have any questions.

Grants awarded prior to June 2016 are subject to the General Grant Provisions 8/06, and any other terms and conditions in the grant award/amendment documents.

CYCLE 24 Budget Information

The Cycle 24 Budget Deadline ended July 21, 2016.

The Financial Review Committee (FRC) will meet September 14 – 16, 2016 to review the budget proposals submitted for C24. Following the meeting, recommendations are compiled for review and approval by the STScI Directorate. STScI works through the process as quickly as possible with the goal of receiving funding and authorization from NASA prior to the cycle start date. However, this is not guaranteed. Many factors (e.g. STScI Directorate approval of funding recommendations; NASA approval of the recommendations and subsequent authorized funding; contract modifications to provide funding; etc.) contribute to when funds will be available to award to grantee institutions.

GO grants will be awarded upon receipt of first observations and AR grants will be awarded shortly after notification. Please note that awards are subject to the submission of any overdue reports and to the submission of a revised budget as required.

In accordance with General Grant Provisions, June 2016 Section 11, Pre-award costs are an allowable expense. Please note that such costs are incurred at the grantee’s own risk and will not impose an obligation on the part of STScI or NASA if an award is not subsequently made, or if an award is made for a lesser amount than the grantee anticipated.

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