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Fall 2014 OSP Newsletter

External Funding up 19% for Fiscal Year 2014
NIU faculty and staff secured $36 million in external funding for Fiscal Year 2014, a 19% increase over Fiscal Year 2013.

NCURA Peer Review Report
This past summer, the Division of Research and Innovation Partnerships (RIPS) worked with the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) to conduct an evaluation of the university’s research administration enterprise. 

US Department of Energy to Require a Data Management Plan
Beginning on October 1, 2014, the US Department of Energy’s Office of Science will require a Data Management Plan as a component of all proposals submitted for research funding.

New OMB Uniform Guidance
After December 26, 2014, Principal Investigators will notice some changes to their grant proposals and to the business practices governing the administration of federally funded awards.

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What's New?

NSF: FAQ about the Faculty Early Career Development Program for Submission in Years 2015 & 2016 

NEW! Federal rules are changing December 26, 2014 (video) (12/19/2014)

Overview: NSF STEM Ed Resource Site (11/25/14) Watch it on Youtube 

OMB Uniform Guidance (11/17/14)

Research Commercialization Introductory Course (10/06/14)

 OSP is pleased to announce that faculty can now complete and submit the Tuition Cost Share Request Form to OSP electronically. You may find the electronic form available for immediate use here(9/29/14)

OSP Annual Report 2014 (9/29/14)

New Funding Database:  SPIN Replaces Grant Forward (7/23/14)

Award Lifecycle Roles and Responsibilities

National Science Foundation Strategic Plan for 2014-2018 (3/24/14)

eRA Information: New Videos on Navigating Status Available (1/14/14)

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NSF has released the new Grant Proposal Guide and Award and Administration Guide, effective February 2014. (11/19/13)

NIH issues additional notice regarding resuming operations after the shutdown, including information on rescheduling peer review meetings. (10/24/13)

Explanation of F&A (PPT). (10/4/2013)

NSF and Department of Education Release the Report:  Common Guidelines for Education Research and Development.  Click for report and FAQs. (9/10/13)

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