Main Content

OSPA Winter Break Schedule
The Office of Sponsored Projects Administration will be closed for Winter Break from December 24th through January 1st.  If you have a pre-award or post-award action due during the closure please contact OSPA as soon as possible at

  • Due to the volume of pending submissions, proposal notifications and submissions received after December 17th  will not be submitted prior to the Winter Break.  
  • All expenditures for approval should be submitted to Grant and Contract Accounting before noon, December 21, 2018.
  • Any new requests submitted to the IACUC or HSC after Wednesday, December 19 will not be considered or reviewed prior to the Winter Break. 
Attention NSF Fastlane Users – Important Account Information
NSF has been working to migrate many of the functionalities of Fastlane to  As part of this transition, NSF has implemented a new account management system requiring existing Fastlane users to log into Fastlane/ to migrate their current account to the new system. 

Note of Caution: If you do not migrate to the new account management system, NSF/ will deny access to your account and you will not be able to initiate or prepare a proposal. 

If you have created an account or submitted a proposal to NSF in the last six months, you have likely completed this critical step.  To avoid any delays, please log into your account and verify. 

Please contact if you need assistance.

View all announcements


Planning a proposal?


Research News

Novel bacterium designated ‘SIUC-1’ likes it hot, may make history

Life: You find it in the darnedest places, and in all its weird glory.

Read More about Novel bacterium designated ‘SIUC-1’ likes it hot, may make history

Get more SIU Research News