Jean Feldman is Head, Policy Office, Division of Institution and Award Support, within the Foundation’s Office of Budget, Finance, and Award Management. Since assuming his position in 1997, Jean has been responsible for establishing proposal and award policies and procedures for the assistance programs of the NSF. This includes specific responsibility for the:
In addition to these responsibilities, Ms. Feldman serves as the Foundation’s clearance officer, clearing all NSF funding opportunities and collaborative agreements with other US and non-US funding organizations. She also has been actively involved in numerous interagency streamlining activities which have included chairing the committees that developed the SF 424 (R&R – the Research Application), the Research Terms and Conditions, and the Research Performance Progress Report annual and final report formats. Finally, she served on the Council of Federal Financial Assistance Reform Drafting Group that was responsible for development of the new OMB Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.
Prior to beginning her NSF career in 1992, Ms. Feldman worked in policy positions with the US Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command.