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Frequently-Asked Questions

What does “in-kind support that involves a time commitment” mean?

NSF requires in-kind contributions that are associated with a time commitment to be reported in Current & Pending Support.

An example from NSF:
Equipment provided to key personnel which requires supervision when used by students is an in-kind contribution with an associated time-commitment. The measurable time necessary for supervising the students using that equipment for research purposes is the associated time. This that must be listed as Current & Pending Support.

NSF’s rationale is that it is reviewing for the key personnel’s ability to commit to the project and is taking into account all other time commitments.

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Updated 02.03.2022