Overview of Current and Pending/Other Support requirements

Many Sponsors require, as part of a proposal submission, a current and pending support or other support.  In January 2021, the White House issued the National Security Presidential Memorandum-33 (NSPM-33), which directed federal research agencies to require principal investigators (PIs) and other senior/key personnel to disclose appropriate information that “will enable reliable determinations of whether and where conflicts of interest and commitment exist. Additionally, Section 223 of the FY 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), codified at 42 U.S.C. § 6605, was enacted, which requires all federal research agencies collect current and pending support disclosures as part of the application process.

To ensure consistent implementation of NSPM-33 and Section 223 of the FY 2021 NDAA, on January 4, 2022, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy issued NSPM-33 implementation guidance, which addressed five key areas, including “Disclosure Requirements and Standardization.” Current and pending support is one piece of the larger category of disclosures.

Current and Pending/Other support typically includes all resources made available to a researcher in support of and/or related to all of their research endeavors, regardless of whether or not they have monetary value and regardless of whether they are based at the institution the researcher identifies for the current grant.  With the recent NSPM-33 and Section 223 of the FY 2021 National Defense Authorization Act, federal sponsors have also included guidance to include specifically include foreign support, in-kind support, and other types of non-monetary support in this submission.  The Council of Government Relations (COGR) has prepared an summary of the MSPM-33 requirements.

Federal Sponsors publish guidelines for who must report and what information is to be reported.  Here are the links to federal webpages with their requirements:

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Department of Defense (DOD)

Department of Energy (DOE)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Other Sponsors

Additional guidance on Mason Current and Pending Support/Other Support can be found HERE