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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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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.

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.

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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.