In accordance with Section of the NIH Grants Policy Statement, recipients of NIH grant awards under the SNAP mechanism are required to report, as part of the grant’s progress report, whether the estimated unobligated balance (including prior-year carryover) is expected to be greater than 25 percent of the current year’s total approved budget. Visit the NIH RPPR Estimated Unobligated Balance webpage to learn more. is live! Users can prepare and submit full, research proposals in runs in parallel with existing FastLane proposal preparation and submission capabilities, so users can choose to prepare and submit full, research proposals in or in FastLane. Click here for more details on how to register and add roles.

Did you know that the eRA Commons allows principal investigators the ability to grant permission to have others at their institution help with some grants administration tasks? You might want to consider whether delegating any or all of the following tasks is right for you.

NSF PIs must complete a support section as part of the RPPR. As a reminder, the section should only be completed if the funding support is provided from a source other than award being reported on. PIs should not list effort on other awards, this is not the same as other support. See RPPR Format For Interim Project Reporting. Note that these instructions should be followed until further notice.

To apply for a grant opportunity using the Workspace, you need to be registered with See the instructions on how to register. See the instructions on how to register here.

Coeus Awards Module in Coeus Lite is available for users to see a summary of the Award information, and to have access to attachments from all modules, including ePAWs. Users will now be able to search for department Awards, glance at a summary view of the entire Award, and view all related project documents. See the quick card for guidance on how to use My Awards.

According to the Fly America Act, all travels that are to be reimbursed from federal grants and contracts must be booked through U.S. carriers, but there are few exceptions to this rule. Learn more visit NU-RES Policies & Guidelines .

Be aware that Title 45 Code of Federal Regulations Part 46; defines a “human subject” as a living individual about whom an investigator obtains:

  1. data through intervention or interaction with the individual, (such as, interviews, surveys, clinical testing, or any other physical intervention or personal interaction), or,
  2. identifiable private information.

Legal requirements to protect human subjects apply to a broader range of research than many investigators realize. Protections are required for research that uses:

  • Bodily materials, such as cells, blood or urine, tissues, organs, hair or nail clippings, even if you did not collect these materials.
  • Residual diagnostic specimens, including specimens obtained for routine patient care that would have been discarded if not used for research.
  • Private information, such as medical information that can be readily identified with individuals, even if the information was not specifically
    collected for the study in question. Research on cell lines or DNA samples that can be associated with individuals fall into this category.

Please visit the Office of Human Subject Research Protection for more information.

Before making travel arrangements please examine, in collaboration with the Northeastern University Research Enterprise Services (NU-RES), the terms of your contract or grant award regarding foreign travel for which you plan to claim reimbursement using funds from a sponsored award. NU-RES should be consulted well in advance of booking arrangements. For additional information please review the Northeastern University Travel Policy.

SSB and E-print are the tools to view your award in Banner, information on interpreting both can be found on the Banner Finance Help page via your MyNEU Services and Links tab. In addition there is a Banner Finance for Research Tip Sheet available to assist you. In the event you are new to the University it’s important to note that Banner Finance access to view your awards isn’t automatically granted, it must be requested. The instructions and forms to request Banner Finance access can be found on the NU-RES Finance Resources page.

Closing out your award is a multi-step process involving NU-RES, the PI, and the Department Administrator. For more information visit the Closeout Project page.

Your Grant Officer or Sponsored Account Analyst is always available to help you manage both non-financial and financial related aspects of your grant.

Find your point of contact on our Contacts webpage and select the resource based on department (for Research Administration related questions), College (for Research Finance related questions), or Subject Matter Expert.

Before requesting a subcontract, please determine if it is more appropriate to issue a subcontract or vendor agreement. For more information visit Subawards on your Proposal as well as Subawards under Manager Project.  If in doubt please contact via email

If you would like to negotiate a CDA, NDA, MTA, or Data Rights Agreement please contact Eva Pasadas, or via telephone at 617-373-5316.

If you would like to apply for funding or negotiate a sponsored research agreement from industry or corporation please contact Eva Pasadas via email at Eva Pasadas or via telephone at 617-373-5316.

Northeastern Research Development Office can assist you in getting started in applying for a grant. Below is some basic information you will need:

  1. First, are you eligible to be a Principal Investigator?
    • All NU faculty are automatically eligible, all others must request temporary PI status.
  2. Choose a funding opportunity
  3. Once you have your opportunity in hand, get familiar with the proposal requirements.
    • Read the directions, most proposals are rejected simply because the directions were not followed correctly!
    • Is it being submitted electronically? Read the funding opportunity announcement to determine submission requirements.
    • Does your solicitation requires a paper submission? Check out our fact sheet on the Policies & Guidelines webpage.

Questions about your solicitation should be directed to your Grant Officer; questions about the ePAWs application should be directed to