The Award Lifecycle

NSF Proposals

The National Science Foundation is one of the largest external funders of research at NIU.

OSP Guidance for NSF Proposals

Overall Proposal Development: If you are new to applying to NSF, start your journey with our NSF Tipsheet guidance that was compiled by NIU’s Research Development Specialists.

Samples of common NSF documents

Useful Links on NSF’s website

Here are some important links for investigators considering submitting a proposal to NSF: