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The Office of Sponsored Programs at Elon University promotes and facilitates research and scholarly activities for faculty and administrative staff by assisting them in securing external grant funding, administering awards, and ensuring compliance with internal and external regulations and policies. Sponsored Programs provides a central source of information on major governmental agencies, foundations and corporations that support research, and pedagogical and creative activities.

The Office of Sponsored Programs provides assistance, from conceptual development and planning of proposals through implementation and administration of funded projects. More specifically, it assists in identifying potential extramural funding sources, developing proposal narratives and budgets, completing standardized application forms, assuring compliance with applicable federal and state regulations, negotiating grant awards and contracts, and providing administrative assistance for funded projects.

Are you seeking external funding? If so, read Support for Seeking External Funding to help guide you through the process.

To learn more, view our guide to the preparation, review, approval, and submission of proposals for external funding.

Updated information on NSF Templates and Deadlines

Click on the link above to learn about updated NSF information. Note: new NSF Biographical Sketch and Current Pending Support forms go in to effect June 1, 2020.

NOTICE: Implementation of the Revised NSF Proposal and Award Policies & Procedures Guide (NSF 20-1)

On June 1, 2020, NSF will implement the Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 20-1) for proposals submitted or due on or after this date. The revised PAPPG implements a variety of changes and clarifications, the highest profile of which requires use of an NSF-approved format for the preparation of the biographical sketch and current and pending support. For more information, including access to webinars addressing the changes, click the link above.

Change in Project Reporting System in Research.gov

Effective October 5, 2020, the National Science Foundation (NSF) will enhance the Project Reporting System in Research.gov to implement the revised Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR). The RPPR is a uniform format for reporting performance progress on Federally funded research projects and research related activities. NSF awardees use the RPPR to prepare and submit annual and final project reports to NSF. Further details about the RPPR can be found on the Research.gov About Project Reports website.

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