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OSR Resources & Training

last updated 07/07/14

Tools & Checklists
Administrative Shell Checklist Guidance on developing all proposal elements that are non-technical in nature – i.e., everything but the science.
National Science Foundation (NSF) Proposal Checklist Supplementary document to NSF guidance in preparation of standard elements of an NSF proposal
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Proposal Checklist Supplementary document to NIH guidance in preparation of standard elements of an NIH proposal
Unobligated Balance Calculator & Instructions Calculate Unobligated Balances when preparing Progress Reports
Calculate your budgets with proper F&A and Fringe rates (Federal, Non-Federal), etc...
SF424 Essential Checklist Checks to be made when preparing and reviewing Grants.Gov/NIH SF424 proposals
Checklist for Unsolicited Proposals Checks to be made when preparing and reviewing general proposals
Checks to be made when preparing and reviewing NRSA proposals
Calculate your preparation and submission timelines when preparing proposals


Recent Training Presentations (Powerpoint or PDF)
ESPR Presending and Subcontract Process - June 2014
Proposal Development Timeline Recommendations - June 2014
Outgoing Subcontracts: The Nuts and Bolts - March 2014
Research Administration - Proposal and Award Management: Tips & Tricks - February 2014
NSF Update - February 2014
OSR Director's Update - February 2014
Info Team Update - February 2014
NIH Subaccounts - What are they and how to prepare - December 2013
Research Administration – Tips for Working Successfully with your Office for Sponsored Research (OSR) - December 2013
OSR Director's Update - November 2013
Standard Research Agreement - November 2013
ESPR Update - November 2013
Compliance Systems Integration - November 2013
COI Brown Bag - September 2013
OSR Director's Update - August 2013
Subcontracts: Facilitating Collaboration through Collaboration- August 2013
Info Team Update - August 2013
Office of Government Relations/Sequestration & Sponsored Research - June 2013
OSR-Evanston Update - May 2013
Training New & Updates - May 2013
Award Appropriation 101: Dollars and Sense - May 2013
Base Salary Rate & Additional Pay - March 2013
FDP Update - February 2013
Cost Share Policy - February 2013
InfoTeam Update - February 2013
NSF Grant Proposal Guide Update - December 2012
NRSA Fellowship Review - October 2012
RPPR Implementation - October 2012
InofoEd Closeout - October 2012
Recent and Upcoming Changes in Subcontract Issuance - October 2012
NIH Training Webinar for Grantees - October 2012
Recent & Upcoming Changes in OSR-Evanston - August 2012
Proposed Navigation of New OSR Web - August 2012
Ensuring the Integrity of NU Research Data: Proposal Data - August 2012
In Pursuit of Signature: It’s a Team Effort! - August 2012
OSR Going Green: Officewide Adoption of OnBase Document Management - August 2012
NIH RPPR Pilot Training (Video - Windows Media Format)
Cost Sharing: Revised Process of Obtaining Institutional Support - April 2012
National Science Foundation Updates - April 2012
OSR Website Redesign Update - April 2012
FY2012 NIH Salary Cap Implementation: Impact on Proposal Submission, Salary Planning and Effort Reporting - April 2012
Washington Update: Will Effort Reporting Be Replaced by Payroll Certification? - December 2011
New Federal Regulations Regarding NIH Financial Conflict of Interest - November/December 2011
NIH-Funded Research, the Bayh-Dole Act, Agreements with Commercial Entities, and Academic Freedom - September 2011
NIH Resource Sharing Expectations - June 2011
Federal Oversight of Sponsored Programs - April 2011
Cost Principles for Sponsored Projects - February 2011
OMB Circular A-110 - February 2011
Managing NU, NMFF, and VA Appointments when Proposing and Administering NIH Career (K) Awards - September 2010
New NIH Application Format - January 2010
NSF Proposal Overview - April 2009
NSF Budget Overview- Creating and Managing NSF Budgets - April 2009
Open Forum - April 2009
Industry Contract Negotiationsfor Engineering and the Physical and Biomedical Sciences - May 2009
Export Controls for the Administrator: Foreign Nationals in the University - May 2009
Department of Defense Overview - June 2009
Department of Energy Overview - June 2009
NIH Challenge Grants - April 2009

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