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Research Financial Operations


Michael S. Daniels
Senior Associate Controller/
Executive Director of Financial Operations

619 Clark Street, Room 117
Evanston, IL 60208
Phone: (847) 491-4710
Email: m-daniels2@northwestern.edu



Jane Roy-Singh
Associate Director, 
Accounting for Research and Sponsored Programs

633 Clark Street, Crown G547
Evanston, IL 60208
Phone: (847) 491-4237
Email: j-roy-singh@northwestern.edu



Jennifer Wei
Manager, Cost Studies and Effort Reporting

619 Clark Street
Evanston, IL 60208
Phone: (847) 467-2473
Email: jennifer-wei@northwestern.edu



Accounting Services for Research and Sponsored Programs

The Office of Accounting Services for Research and Sponsored Programs (ASRSP) is dedicated to providing exceptional financial administration to sponsored research grants and contracts. Their functions include financial reporting, invoicing, collecting revenue, coordinating audits and processing transactions.

Cost Studies

The Office of Cost Studies (Cost Studies) is dedicated to providing analytical and cost accounting expertise to the management of Northwestern University’s research enterprise and to the fulfillment of broader operational objectives. They oversee conformance with University policy, procedure, and practice in matters relating to cost accounting for sponsored programs.

Effort Reporting

As a recipient of significant external funding, the University must assure Federal and other sponsors that the assignment of time and associated salary and fringe benefit costs to the projects they sponsor is fair, consistent, and timely. The University fulfills this responsibility through Effort Reporting. Effort Reporting is required of exempt faculty and staff in departments with sponsored funding. Effort reporting is managed through ASRSP and the Controller’s Office, with input from OSR.