|Policy Approval Authority
|Division of Research and Innovation Partnerships
|Responsible University Office
|Sponsored Programs Administration
|Assistant Vice President
|Dara Little, email@example.com
|Effective Adoption Date
|Last Review Date
Sponsored Funding/Grants and Contracts
It is Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA) policy that funds for tuition costs (hereinafter, tuition remission) for graduate research assistants (GRA) included in all grant proposals and contracts be requested from all sponsors unless the sponsor expressly does not allow tuition remission. Federal grants and contracts normally allow for such costs.
Principal Investigators (PI) having externally funded projects at Northern Illinois University are expected to include the tuition costs for graduate research assistants (GRA) in all grant proposals unless the sponsor expressly does not allow the tuition remission.
Proposals that require a mandatory cost share commitment may use the GRA tuition to meet the required cost share. Other requests for the university to cover all or part of the tuition costs for GRAs supported on grants will be considered when the inclusion of these costs places a hardship on the PI in completing the proposed project. Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA) will evaluate these requests.
Policy questions and waiver approvals:
When budgeting tuition on a proposal, contact your RDS
When rebudgeting or charging tuition on an award, contact your Grants and Contracts Administrator