The Award Lifecycle

Finding Funding includes instructions on how to 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 or foundation).

Developing Proposals highlights key information that covers the proposal development process from developing collaborations to beginning the writing process to writing specific proposal sections. Information about submitting a proposal through NIU, including approveals and submission policies can be found here.

Engaging Industry & Contracts 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 provides helpful information regarding the process following proposal submission and awaiting new awards.

Managing Awards supplies awardees with the information and tools for managing projects (accessing budgets, submitting progress reports, etc.) from beginning to end and all the important steps in-between.