The Award Lifecycle

The Funding Process

Finding Funding Preparing a Proposal Engaging Industry & Contracts Receiving Awards Managing an Award

Finding Funding -- This section includes instructions on how use the funding databases according to which type of project you may be developing (pilot, exploratory, research, collaborative activities, and more) or according to the type of sponsor (Federal, state, and foundations).  A section for Graduate Student funding information is also available.

Developing a Proposal -- This section highlights key information that covers the proposal development process from developing collaborations to beginning the writing process to writing specific proposal sections. 

Engaging Industry & Contracts -- This new section provides information for NIU faculty and staff who are involved with contractual projects or are interested in collaborating with industry partners.  It also presents key elements that potential industry sponsors need to know about working with NIU.

Receiving Awards -- Awardees will find helpful information regarding the process following proposal submission and awaiting new awards. 

Managing an Award -- This section provides Awardees with the information and tools for managing projects from beginning to end, and all the important steps in-between.