The institution may, if it deems such action desirable, augment NSF Fellowship stipends from institutional funds in such amounts as are in accordance with the supplementation policies of the affiliated institution.
In the context of these guidelines, funds that the institution has obtained from external (including Federal) sources may be considered as institutional funds. This includes funds received by institutions from NSF cost-of-education allowances, or overhead costs allowed under project grants. Funds from such grants may be used for supplementation in an amount not to exceed $1,000 per year for any Federally-assisted Fellow. For example, a Fellow employed as a research assistant may receive such supplementation as compensation for this service.