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Sponsored Research Performance Indicators: August 2020

Sponsored Research closed out the fiscal year by continuing to reduce turnaround time for key transactions, while completing higher-than-average number of transactions in August....
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New VPR Signature Request Form

New Form for Requesting VPR Signature on Proposal Letters of Support or Institutional Commitment A new form is available for requesting endorsement of proposal...
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FY2021 Fringe Benefit Rates Announced

New Fringe Benefit Rates effective September 1, 2020 have been announced. All new proposals should utilize the new fringe benefit rates effective immediately.  As a...
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Sponsored Research Performance Indicators: July 2020

Improvements in business process and additional staff are paying off with reduced times and higher throughput for outgoing subcontracts. The median time to execute...
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Sponsored Research Performance Indicators: June 2020

Sponsored Research processing times are normalizing across transaction types, with the most notable impact in June in the time to fully execute new outgoing...
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Despite COVID, Northwestern Research Funding Remains Healthy

Northwestern’s sponsored research continues to grow at a steeper trajectory than this time last year, and initial numbers speak more to the strength of...
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Sponsored Research Performance Indicators: May 2020

The following chart provides a list of Sponsored Research transaction types and median times to completion as of May 31, 2020. For a graphical...
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New NSF PAPPG and Format Requirements for Biosketch and Support Sections

NSF will implement the new Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF-20-1) on June 1, 2020. However, NSF announced that it will...
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Sponsored Research Performance Indicators: April 2020

The following chart provides a list of Sponsored Research transaction types and median times to completion as of April 30, 2020. For a graphical...
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Changes Coming for NIH, NSF Proposal Submissions 

The university’s two largest sponsors are implementing changes in their proposal submission procedures in the next month. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is...
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