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 the on-campus proposal approval phase;
  • 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 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 first floor of Spafford Hall in Suite 103. A library there offers information related to research funding opportunities and research administration, as well as facilities for webinars and small meetings.

Research in the News

3M grant for NSU Regional Science Education Center

ABERDEEN, S.D. – The 3M Foundation has awarded a $25,000 grant to the Northern State University Harvey C. Jewett IV Regional Science Education Center.