National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Link to NASA guidelines

The NASA Guidebook for Proposers Responding to a NASA Notice of Funding Opportunity, revised May 2022.

WHEN: For NASA proposals, Other Support is requested when you submit your proposal.

WHO: Key personnel

FORMAT: NASA specified format. Sample Current and Pending Support Form

  • Title of funded project or proposal title;
  • Name of PI on award or proposal;
  • Program name (if appropriate) and sponsoring agency or organization, including a point of contact with their telephone number and email address;
  • Performance period;
  • Total amount received by that investigator (including indirect costs) or the amount per year if uniform (e.g., $50 k/year); and
  • Time commitment by the investigator for each year of the period of performance.


  • PIs and Co-Pis must provide all ongoing and pending projects and proposals (regardless of

salary support) in which they are performing or will perform any part of the work.

  • Co-Is proposing to spend 10% or more of their time in any given year to the proposed effort must provide a list of ongoing and pending projects and proposals (regardless of salary support) that require more than 10% of their time in any given year.
  • Proposals do NOT need to include the current proposal on the list of pending proposals unless it has been submitted in response to another funding opportunity (i.e., NASA or another sponsor).
  • Pis and Co-Pis also MUST list their current and pending support with Chinese universities and

other similar institutions or a Chinese-owned company at the prime recipient level and at all

subrecipient levels, whether the bilateral involvement is funded or performed under a no exchange of funds arrangement

  • The proposing PI must notify the NASA Program Officer identified for the FA immediately of any successful proposals that are awarded for substantially the same research as proposed to NASA, any time after the proposal due date and until the announcement of NASA’s selections.


  • Current and pending support is not required for Co-Is at non-U.S. institutions.
  • Current and pending support is usually not required for students, but it may be requested, depending on the requirements of the NOFO. Proposers may request student funding in one of three different ways:
    • As a direct labor cost, the same as a key or other personnel;
    • As a scholarship or other student aid that shall comply with the requirements in 2 CFR 200.466, Scholarships and student aid costs; or
    • As a participant support cost as defined in 2 CFR 200.75 Participation support costs