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Engaging Industry & Contracts

SPA supports Northern Illinois University's sponsored projects and externally funded research efforts by negotiating the terms and conditions of contracts and agreements from a variety of sponsors, including state, federal, non-profit, and corporate entities. SPA staff work closely with faculty and staff from various campus offices and with sponsor contacts in order to make the negotiation process as smooth and efficient as possible.

Please contact Kellie Dyslin at 815-753-7090 or

NIU Contract/Agreement Templates

SPA reviews and negotiates agreements for incoming sponsored projects agreements, as well as select non-financial agreements...

Contract-Proposal Connection

It is necessary to ensure that contract proposals and awards adhere to applicable university, sponsor and government...

Technology Transfer and Industry Connections

Work related to sponsored project agreements, as well as non-financial agreements such as material...