As of May 1, the Office of Sponsored Projects and Grants Fiscal Administration merged to become the office of Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA). We will continue to provide all pre- and post-award services at the highest level possible during our transition; faculty and staff can expect to work with their established contacts while preparing, submitting, and managing awards. See NIU Today for more information about the merger: http://www.niutoday.info/2015/05/07/niu-announces-osp-gfa-merger/
Northern Illinois University is committed to sponsored research, teaching and other activities which are funded by sponsors outside of the University. Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA) post-award supports the University's faculty, staff and departments in the administration and expenditure of sponsored project awards by managing the financial interactions with sponsors and assuring compliance with Federal, State, University and Sponsoring Agency policies and procedures.
The SPA Post-Award site provides information about and links to information, regulations, policies, procedures, reports and forms to help campus units with the administration of sponsored projects. Additionally, SPA Post-Award is staffed with professional Grants & Contracts Administrators who are knowledgeable about Federal, State, University and private agency regulations, policies and procedures as well as the Human Resources, Procurement, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and General Ledger systems at NIU.