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NIH Announcements

The National Institutes of Health has established stipend levels for fiscal year (FY) 2019 Kirschstein‐NRSA awards for undergraduate, predoctoral, and postdoctoral trainees and fellows. Information is available at:

The National Institutes of Health has announced upcoming changes to the NIH Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) program. NIH is making these changes to focus AREA support on grants to undergraduate‐focused institutions that do not receive substantial funding from NIH, rather than all institutions with less than $6 million of NIH support. The current AREA Parent Announcement, PA‐18‐504, will expire after the January 7, 2019, AIDS due date and will not be reissued. Future funding opportunity announcements (FOA) for the AREA program will focus on supporting grants to undergraduate‐focused institutions. NIH will continue to provide R15 research  enhancement opportunities for health professional and graduate schools under separate announcements. A complete copy of the NIH announcement on the AREA program is more fully detailed at: 

NIH Policy for Review and Resubmission of New Investigator R01 Applications has been updated for R01 applications submitted for due dates on or after January 25, 2019; additional information is available at: .

NIH Invites Comments on the NIDA Strategic Plan for Research at the Intersection of HIV/AIDS and Substance Use, Misuse and Addiction; responses must be received by January 25, 2019. Additional information is available at:

NSF Announcements

The National Science Foundation has updated the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG). The revised document, effective February 25, 2019, applies to proposals submitted or due, and awards made, on or after February 25, 2019. Additional Information, including significant changes to the PAPPG are available at: .


2017 Academic Award Winners

Each year, Academic Affairs recognizes faculty achievements in research, teaching, and service through the Spirit of Inquiry, Excellence in Teaching, Excellence in Public Service, and Gerald Academic Advising awards. View a list of this year's award winners.

Spring 2017 Internal Grants Awards

Twice each year, the University Research Council (URC), Quality of Instruction Council (QIC), and Public Service Council (PSC) award grants to DePaul faculty. View the list of awardees for Spring 2017.

Academic Initiative Program Awards

Created in 2016, the Academic Initiative Program is designed to support faculty scholarship and new program development, In the 2016-17 academic year, funding went to 97 projects involving 133 faculty from across the university.