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Frequently Requested Information

Essential Information
Legal Name of Applicant Board of Trustees of Northern Illinois University
Payee Northern Illinois University
Year NIU Founded 1895
Year NIU Incorporated 1899
County DeKalb
State Districts 70th Illinois
35th Legislative (Senate)
Federal District 16th Representative
City Ward 6th
Zip Code 60115-2828
Important Numbers
Animal Welfare Assurance Number A-31660-01 
CAGE Number 2H667
DHHS-PMS PIN (USDA proposals) 6440
DUNS Number 001745512 (exp. 12/1/2017)
FEIN (Federal Employment Identification Number) 36-6008480 or I36-6008480A1
FICE (Federal Interagency Committee of Education Institution Code) 001737
Human Subjects Assurance Number FWA00004025 (effective 7/23/16 – 11/09/20) 
IRB 1 ID # 00000559
IRB 2 ID#  00003073
J1-Visa Designation P1-3087
NAICS (North American Industry Classification System) 611310
NIH-IPF# 6118001
NIU unemployment insurance account number 0001605 6
OPE ID# 001737-700
ORG Code 17376000
Permanent Index Number 01-32-302-006-0000
Radioisotopes Number IL-01773
SAM Registration Expiration 12/01/2017
Tax Number E-9990-9601-05
TPIN (Trading Partner Identification Number) 1997J308314
Unit Code for Business with State 100064401
Legal Applicant
Board of Trustees of Northern Illinois University 
Northern Illinois University Sponsored Programs Administration 
DeKalb, IL 60115-2828
Telephone:  815-753-1581
Fax:  815-753-6081
Authorized Institutional Officials
Dara C. Little, Assistant Vice President for Research and Sponsored Programs Administration
Gerald Blazey, Vice President for Research and Innovation Partnerships
Kellie Dyslin, Associate Director
Susan Gossman, Associate Director
Administrative Official to Notify of Awards
Dara C. Little
Assistant Vice President for Research and Sponsored Programs Administration
Northern Illinois University
Sponsored Programs Administration
DeKalb, IL 60115-2828

Telephone:  815-753-1581
Fax:  815-753-6081
Email:  asosp@niu.edu
Checks/Payment
Make checks payable to:
Northern Illinois University
Sponsored Programs Administration
Attention: Sue Gossman
DeKalb, IL  60115-2828
Negotiated Facilities and Administrative (F and A) Cost Rate Agreement
The F and A rates set for Northern Illinois University are negotiated with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (approved September 27, 2017).
On Campus, Organized Research: 49% from 7/1/2017 to 6/30/2022 PRED
On Campus, Instruction: 49% from 7/1/2017 to 6/30/2022 PRED
On Campus, Other Sponsored Activities: 32.9% from 7/1/2017 to 6/30/2022 PRED
Off Campus, All Programs: 26% from 7/1/2017 to 6/30/2022 PRED
Provisional Rate Same as above until amended
Institutional Associations
National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII)
Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit/Great Lakes – Northern Forest (CESU)
Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII)
Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP)
SPA Commonly Used Terms and Definitions
A Directory of Commonly Used Terms and Definitions for Funding Development and Research Administration is available here to assist campus in understanding terminology related to sponsored funding.