The Award Lifecycle

Award Denials

Please notify SPA if you receive notice of your sponsor’s decision not to fund your proposal. A notice can be sent to SPA at asosp@niu.edu or to your Research Development Specialist.

If the sponsor notification is sent directly to SPA without a clearly noted copy to the Principal Investigator, SPA will generate a denial notice via NIUeRA. You will receive this notice via email. 

If you receive a denial notice, you are encouraged to contact your SPA Research Development Specialist to discuss the reviewer comments and your plan for future submissions. 

Please include the appropriate Sponsored Project number when notifying SPA of an award denial.