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National Science Foundation (NSF) new term and condition

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has adopted a new term and condition,

which is incorporated into its Agency Specific Requirements to Research Terms and Conditions,

Grant General Terms and Conditions, and Cooperative Agreement/Financial and Administrative

Terms and Conditions. The new term and condition reflects NSF’s stated position that it will

NOT tolerate harassment, including sexual harassment, other forms of harassment, and

sexual assault, within the agency, at awardee organizations, at field sites, or anywhere

NSF-funded science and education is conducted. 

This position is consistent with the University of Oklahoma’s commitment to creating and maintaining

a community where all persons who participate in University programs and activities can work and

learn together in an atmosphere free from all forms of harassment, exploitation, or intimidation. The

University condemns sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual misconduct, and discrimination based

on sex. Any such activity committed by a member of the University community may subject the

individual to University sanctions.

The new NSF term and condition requires the University, as an awardee organization, to notify NSF of:

·        Any findings or determination that demonstrates that an NSF-funded principal investigator or 

co-principal investigator violated laws or University policies related to sexual harassment, other forms

of harassment, or sexual assault. 

·        The placement of an NSF-funded principal investigator or co-principal investigator on administrative l

eave or of the imposition of any administrative action against either of them relating to findings,

determination, or investigation of an alleged violation of law or University policies pertaining to sexual

harassment, other forms of harassment, or sexual assault finding or investigation.

The reporting requirement is effective for any new NSF awards or funding amendments to existing NSF

awards made on or after October 21, 2018. As provided in the University’s policies, if you experience or

become aware of sexual harassment, other forms of harassment, or sexual assault by anyone, including

an NSF-funded PI or co-PI, please contact the Equal Opportunity office on your campus.

A revised set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) (see attached document) regarding NSF’s Award

Term and Condition Entitled, “Notification Requirements Regarding Sexual Harassment, Other Forms of

Harassment, or Sexual Assault” has been posted to the Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s harassment

website.  These revised FAQS are dated December 4, 2018, and include 16 additional questions and


For additional information, visit the NSF Sexual Harassment and the OU Institutional Equity Office

websites.  Please contact Faustina Layne, with questions.