The Award Lifecycle

Engaging Industry & Contracts

OSP’s Contracts and Industry Relations (CIR) Coordinator 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.

The CIR Coordinator works to build partnerships between the University and external sponsors by negotiating mutually beneficial agreements.  The CIR Coordinator works closely with faculty and staff, as well as various campus offices, such as the Office of General Counsel and the Tech Transfer Office, and liaises with sponsor contacts in order to make the negotiation process as smooth and efficient as possible.