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New Proposal Submission Requirements 

Energy Boost Scholars (EBS) 

The purpose of the EBS program is to engage SIU undergraduate students in faculty-mentored, hands-on research activiites.  Students explore their intended majors or areas of interest, develop relationships with faculty in their field, and gain valuable research and critical thinking skills. Contact or 618/453-7327 with questions. Students can submit applications as individuals or as a representative of an RSO. Workspace

Effective December 31, 2017, will officially retire the legacy PDF application package as a method to apply for a federal grant.  Applicants will be required to submit proposals through a standard federal grants application process on called Workspace. Workspace is a shared, online environment designed to make applying for a federal grant as convenient as possible.  Forms can be completed within a web browser or downloaded individually and uploaded into Workspace.  PIs familiar with NIH ASSIST and NSF Fastlane will find the Workspace application comparable to those systems. 

Beginning September 1, 2017, all proposals submitted through that allow the use of Workspace must be submitted via that system.  The funding opportunity announcement will indicate whether Workspace can be used for a particular funding opportunity.  OSPA will no longer support other submission methods for those proposals. 

If you are planning to submit a proposal via workspace please contact as soon as possible for registration and organization affiliation.  Researchers may contact to schedule a brief overview of the Workspace system. 

Note, this does not apply to proposals submitted through the NSF Fastlane system or NIH ASSIST system.

Links to the User Guide and other information are available here: Workspace Overview Workspace Training Video Series Community Blog articles on Workspace