Special Session with NSF Representatives to Discuss Proposed Revisions in the PAPPG Related to Tribal Engagement

The NNA-CO hosted a special session with National Science Foundation (NSF) representatives to discuss the recently published proposed draft revisions to their Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG; NSF 24-1) related to how Tribes are to be engaged when research may have an impact on Tribal interests and resources. This special session took place on May 31, 2023. 

Speakers included:

  • Jean Feldman (NSF Head of Policy), who provided an explanation about the PAPPG and the revision process
  • Caroline Blanco (NSF Tribal Liaison/Federal Preservation Officer/Assistant General Counsel), who provided background information on the proposed revisions to the PAPPG

View the session recording below.

More information about the proposed PAPPG revisions: 

The public notice about the proposed PAPPG revisions is published in the Federal Register and the draft PAPPG is available on the NSF Policy Office website. To facilitate review, this posted PDF of the draft PAPPG shows the proposed changes marked in yellow with explanatory comments in the margins. 

NSF is accepting comments from interested parties until June 12, 2023. Comments may be submitted directly through the Federal Register by clicking on the green button, “Submit a Formal Comment.” Tribal Leaders or their designees may also email comments directly to policy@nsf.gov.