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Agency Specific Resources and Information

NSF Funding Opportunity Information


NSF Proposal Preparation


NSF Data Management Plans


This page is intended to assist researchers, principal investigators, and other members of the DePaul University community who need to prepare a data management plan.


NSF RUI Program


Read NSF RUI Program Announcement here or here.


Current DePaul RUI Certification


Note: DePaul University is not currently eligible for the NSF RUI program, based on NSF eligibility criteria tied to the number of doctoral degrees awarded by the university in NSF-supported disciplines. Eligibility status will be reassessed each fall.


RUI Impact Statements


RUI proposals must include an RUI Impact Statement that describes the expected effects of the proposed research on the research and educational environment of the institution (see Proposal Preparation).


RUI proposals are evaluated in competition with all other proposals submitted to the Foundation in the same area of research, in accordance with the Foundation's standard merit review procedure for that discipline, using the standard NSF review criteria. However, special RUI reviewer instructions, calling attention to the Impact Statement and the special circumstances under which RUI investigators work, are supplied with the request for reviews.


Potential applicants are encouraged to consult with the program officers in their respective disciplines about submission of proposals with an RUI-designation. A number of samples of RUI Impact Statements are readily available in the public domain.

NSF System is now NSF's propsoal preparation and submission system. 


NSF Demo Site

NSF Fastlane System

 NSF is decommissioning Fastlane as its electonic proposal submission system.

  • NSF's decommissioning schedule is linked here

Other Resources


NIH Grant Process

Grant Application Basics - Office of Extramural Research

The Office of Extramural Research (OER) supports extramural grants programs across the NIH by guiding researchers through the steps involved with attaining grant funding at the Agency. Their introduction to the grants process offers details on finding announcements, determining eligibility, and designing applications to demonstrate their connection to the NIH’s overall mission.

Grants Process Overview - Office of Extramural Research

OER also offers a complete overview of the application process, with a detailed description, useful definitions, and specific tips for each stage.

Electronic Research Administration - Office of Extramural Research

The Electronic Research Administration (eRA) provides technological solutions and support for grants administration across the NIH, as well as at other Federal agencies. The eRA website allows individuals and institutions to create and edit required profiles, complete grant applications, and track the status of submitted applications.

Frequently Asked Questions - Office of Extramural Research

This section of the OER website offers links to detailed information on topics such as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), human subjects protection, the humane care of laboratory animals, and the various funding mechanisms in use across the NIH and at specific Institutes and Centers.

NIH Grant Cycle - Application to Renewal (NIAID)

While some of the information provided pertains specifically to the process utilized by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID), this comprehensive site offers a step-by-step look at the grants process along with a wide array of supplemental materials.

New and Early Stage Investigator Policies/Opportunities

General NIH information targeted to new and early state investigators is detailed at the links below.

DePaul's Qualification for NIH Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) Program - R15

To qualify for an NIH AREA grants, an institution may not receive more than $6 million per year in NIH support in each of 4 of the last 7 years. At present DePaul University qualifies for the AREA grant Program.

Additional Details on Searching for NIH Funding Opportunities

In addition to the search information detailed in the Identifying Funding Section of this website, NIH offers some agency-specific grants information on their website:

NIH Proposal Preparation Information

NIH Peer Review Process Information

NIH's Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools provides access to reports, data, and analyses of NIH research activities, including information on NIH expenditures and the results of NIH supported research.

Interested in Becoming an NIH Peer Reviewer?

Learn more about grants using the following sources:

Searching for Funding

IES Research Funding Webinars and Newsflash

The National Center for Special Education Research and the National Center for Education Research within the Institute of Education Sciences periodically host a series of webinars related to research funding opportunities. Sign up now to receive information on choosing the correct funding opportunity, grant writing, the application process, and more.

What is the U.S. Department of Education's G5 System?

G5 is the Department of Education's new grants management system designed to achieve the following objectives:

  • Enhance and increase program performance monitoring
  • Improve communications with system users
  • Fast-track grant award processing
  • Link dollars to results Testing for Production
  • Promote technical and financial stewardship

Become a U.S. Department of Education Field Reader - Peer Reviewer