Grantee Reporting Requirements for Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSECs)

ICR 202209-3145-001

OMB: 3145-0230

Federal Form Document

Forms and Documents
Supplementary Document
Supplementary Document
Supplementary Document
Supporting Statement A
IC Document Collections
ICR Details
3145-0230 202209-3145-001
Received in OIRA 201906-3145-001
Grantee Reporting Requirements for Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSECs)
Extension without change of a currently approved collection   No
Regular 09/16/2022
  Requested Previously Approved
36 Months From Approved 09/30/2022
20 20
3,700 3,700
192,400 192,400

The NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) program provides significant support ($1 – $4 million / year) for research, education, and infrastructure through cooperative agreements with a renewable term of 6 years. Because of the duration and size of these awards, it is necessary for the NSF to ensure that its substantial investment is spent appropriately, that each of the centers meets the goals stated in its strategic plan, and that each center's activities satisfy the goals and objectives of the MRSEC program. The MRSEC program currently funds a total of 20 Centers. For effective oversight of these substantial investments, the NSF requires that each currently funded Center submit an annual progress report that describes all activities of the Center; these reports begin in the first year of operation. Each Center is expected to submit a final report at the end of the award. Data contained in these reports are also submitted to a website managed by a contractor for NSF. Electronic submission facilitates program-wide data analysis.

US Code: 42 USC 1861 et seq. Name of Law: National Science Foundation Act of 1950, as amended

Not associated with rulemaking

  87 FR 14300 03/14/2022
87 FR 56986 09/16/2022

IC Title Form No. Form Name
Guidelines for MRSEC Annual Progress Reports and Continuation Request

  Total Request Previously Approved Change Due to New Statute Change Due to Agency Discretion Change Due to Adjustment in Estimate Change Due to Potential Violation of the PRA
Annual Number of Responses 20 20 0 0 0 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 3,700 3,700 0 0 0 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 192,400 192,400 0 0 0 0

Suzanne Plimpton


On behalf of this Federal agency, I certify that the collection of information encompassed by this request complies with 5 CFR 1320.9 and the related provisions of 5 CFR 1320.8(b)(3).
The following is a summary of the topics, regarding the proposed collection of information, that the certification covers:
    (i) Why the information is being collected;
    (ii) Use of information;
    (iii) Burden estimate;
    (iv) Nature of response (voluntary, required for a benefit, or mandatory);
    (v) Nature and extent of confidentiality; and
    (vi) Need to display currently valid OMB control number;
If you are unable to certify compliance with any of these provisions, identify the item by leaving the box unchecked and explain the reason in the Supporting Statement.

© 2022 | Privacy Policy