Office of Sponsored Projects

Northern State University's Office of Sponsored Projects provides research administration services for Northern.
The Office of Sponsored Projects provides pre- and post-award services for faculty, staff and students. This includes assistance with:
  • Locating funding sources for ideas and proposed projects;
  • Securing application materials;
  • Preparing proposals and grant applications;
  • Coordinating on-campus approval phases;
  • Serving as the authorized organizational representative in submitting completed grant applications to funding agencies;
  • Interpreting agency award letters to determine grant administration responsibilities;
  • Establishing a fund for grants; and
  • Maintaining a deliverables calendar.
The office also prepares and maintains policies and procedures intended to ensure that the university can support proposed projects adequately and fulfill the requirements of the ensuing grants and contracts.

The office is a communication hub to help keep the university apprised of internal and external research opportunities, and helps ensure Northern complies with increasingly complex funding regulations.

Northern is committed not only to faculty research, but also to student research. Our Undergraduate Research page details Northern's student research opportunities; myNSU, our campus-only website, provides resources for student researchers; and the campus-wide proposal process is available to help students find funding for their research projects.

The office is located on the second  floor of Spafford Hall in Suite 205.