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Office of Sponsored Projects Newsletter: May 2013


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NSF Releases Sequestration Update, July 25, 2013

The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently issued an update regarding how the Foundation will manage budget cuts due to sequestration.


OSP Staff Changes

Recent staff changes within OSP have been made in order to support efforts to facilitate the University’s goals of increasing research expenditures and strengthening University-Industry partnerships.


Overview of Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Programs

As research and development funding across all sectors faces cuts and challenges, there is increased emphasis on academic-industry partnerships in order to make optimal use of available resources.


NIU Deadlines for NEH Summer Stipend Competition

The National Endowment for the Humanities offers Summer Stipends to support advanced research of importance to humanities scholars or to the general public. 


Additional Federal Agencies Transition Progress Reports to New Format

In our December newsletter, OSP reported NIU’s involvement in the NSF Research.gov pilot project to transition progress reporting from FastLane to Research.gov. 


OSP/GFA Working Group Update

The mission of the Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP) and Grants Fiscal Administration (GFA) Working Group is to develop and promote clearly defined policies and procedures that facilitate and support faculty and staff external funding endeavors while maintaining integrity and compliance for all sponsored programs at Northern Illinois University.


FY13 Third Quarter Awards (January 1, 2013 to March 31, 2013)

Congratulations to recently funded faculty!