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Update on the Government Shutdown:

As you aware, the government is on a “shutdown”.  As such, many government agencies are affected which require a furlough which limits or stops activities at government agencies.  
We have been informed that the National Science Foundation (NSF) will continue to will continue to accept proposals in accordance with published deadlines. You can find additional about the Government shutdown for NSF Proposers and Grantees, at their website. system will remain in an “Operational Status”.  Cayuse will also continue to be operational.
Faculty should be prepared to submit all proposals and reports according to published deadlines.  We have not received any information regarding the extension dates of proposal deadlines.  
All awards from federal sponsors are not being issued.  If you are expecting a new award or the next phase of incremental funding, an advanced expenditure authorization form may be completed, but is at the risk of the PI.  If the funding is not provided by the sponsor, the PI will be responsible for all expenditures.  All pre-spending requests approved by the appropriate department Chair.  OSRP may require additional information as part of their review before approving any advanced expenditure authorization forms.
We will continue to provide you with information as soon as we are able.  Please do not hesitate to contact OSRP or at  (312) 567-3035 if you should have any questions.
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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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New Proposal Preparation and Submission Site Launched on April 30, 2018

Beginning on April 30, 2018, proposers will be able to prepare and submit full, research non-collaborative proposals in the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) system. The initial release of this new capability will run in parallel with existing FastLane proposal preparation and submission capabilities.

Reminder: NIH Applications Must Be Complete and Compliant With NIH Policy and Application Instructions

The purpose of this notice is to remind applicants, both sponsored programs officials as well as investigators, that to be fair to all concerned the NIH will consistently apply standards for application completeness and for compliance with all submission requirements and NIH policies. For more details, see NOT-OD-17-105.

NIH Announces New Human Subjects and Clinical Trial Information Form

A primary component of NIH’s initiative to enhance the stewardship of clinical trials is the creation of a new application form that consolidates all Human Subjects and Clinical Trial related information into one place, and also expands the information required for studies that meet the NIH definition of a clinical trial. This new form will be included in the new FORMS-E Application Packages and will be required for all applications with due dates on or after January 25, 2018. For more details, click here.

NIH announces Policy Supporting the Next Generation Researchers Initiative

This notice announces a new policy designed to invest in the next generation of researchers; this policy implements, in part, Section 2021 of the 21st Century Cures Act 1. For more details, click here.

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.

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.

News Archive

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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.