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OSRP Services

OSRP provides comprehensive services for IIT faculty and staff on the preparation, review, approval, management, non-financial reporting requirements, and close out procedures of sponsored project proposals. Our services extend to providing oversight for the pre-administration of awards for grants, contracts and other sponsored-related award instruments for federal and non-federal projects, including industry agreements.

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ALERT:,, and FastLane will be unavailable from Friday, June 30 until Tuesday, July 4 

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is moving its Data Center IT servers to the Foundation's new headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia, from June 30 at 8:00 PM EDT through July 4 at 6:00 PM EDT, to prepare for NSF staff relocation in August 2017.

NSF's template for identifying collaborators and other affiliations.

Effective April 24, 2017, NSF will require the use of a template for identifying collaborators and other affiliations.

eRA Information: Final RPPR to be used effective Jan 1, 2017

The Final Research Performance Progress Report (F-RPPR) will replace the Final Progress Report (FPR) for grants closeout, effective January 1, 2017.   Any final progress report submitted on after January 1, 2017 must be submitted as a F-RPPR.

Adjustment to Stipend Levels for Postdoctoral Trainees and Fellows on Ruth L. Kirschstein (NRSA)

NIH announces the process whereby recipients of Kirschstein-NRSA institutional training grant and individual fellowship awards supporting currently active postdoctoral trainees or fellows with 0, 1, or 2 years of experience as of December 1, 2016, will received increased stipends.

Optional Electronic Submission

Optional Electronic Submission method to request to submit an unsolicited application to National Institutes of Health that will exceed $500,000 in direct costs.

NSF focuses on automated compliance checks of proposal

As part of NSF's efforts to modernize proposal submission and increase competitive fairness in the proposal process, NSF continues to focus on implementing automated proposal compliance checks in FastLane.
FastLane is checking to ensure that the combined text of the Project Summary text boxes (or uploaded PDF if the Project Summary contains special characters) does not exceed one page prior to submission, rather than the previous check of 4,600 characters.

Update to RPPR to Help Grantees Categorize Products!

The product sections of the RPPR have been redesigned recently to help grantees better categorize

Security Mandate: Update Your Browsers by Nov. 30 to Use iEdison!

eRA has been working on strengthening the security of its modules, web services and websites to the federally mandated ‘https only’ secure connection required for all federal agencies.

IIT Research Day

IIT Research Day is held annually during the spring semester. This campuswide event is held by the Office of Research and is open to students in all disciplines. For more details, click here.