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Grants in the News

A selection of stories about grant winners who have worked with our office

Northwestern is awarded more than one hundred private foundation grants each year. Below is a selection of these grants, showing the source and the specified purpose. Foundation Relations staff add value to many of the funded foundation proposals through sharing specific strategic advice and reviewing proposal documents. 

Mellon Foundation award will help create stability in Puerto Rican arts

July 31, 2018 - from Northwestern Now
Ten emerging and ten established artists from Puerto Rico will kick off a two-year arts development project spearheaded by Northwestern University that aims to stabilize the financial security of community-based artists and jumpstart arts activity on the island.

*$500K/2y towards the Puerto Rican Arts Development initiative

Marco Gallio wins Technological Innovations in Neuroscience Award from McKnight Foundation

July 17, 2018 - from McKnight Foundation
Marco Gallio, Assistant Professor of Neurobiology in the Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences, was awarded a Technological Innovation in Neuroscience Award for his research on re-wiring connections in the living brain.

*$200K/2y for a Technological Innovations in Neuroscience Award.

Northwestern receives $10M to establish quantitative biology research center 

May 24, 2018 - from Northwestern Now
Northwestern University has received a $10 million grant to fund research in quantitative biology, an interdisciplinary field that uses mathematical models to describe and analyze the development of living organisms. The center is jointly funded by Simons Foundation and the National Science Foundation.

*$10M/5y for the NSF-Simons Center for Quantitative Biology.

Northwestern scientist wins Hartwell award to study pediatric leukemia

May 21, 2018 - from Northwestern Now
A Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine scientist, Panagiotis “Panos” Ntziachristos, an assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular genetics, is a winner of the 2017 Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Awards.

*400k/3y for an Individual Biomedical Research Award for Panos Ntziachristos, and a postdoctoral fellowship for an individual for specialized training in biomedical research.

Danna Freedman named Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar

May 8, 2018 - from Northwestern Now
Danna Freedman, a chemist in Northwestern University’s Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, is among 13 honorees nationwide selected to receive a 2018 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award.

*$75,000/1y for the Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award.

Simone Ispa-Landa named William T. Grant Scholar

April 24, 2018 - from School of Education and Social Policy News
Northwestern University’s Simone Ispa-Landa, an education sociologist, has been named a 2018 William T. Grant Scholar for her work examining racial inequities in school discipline practices.

*$350K/5y for a W.T. Grant Foundation Scholar Award.

Julius Lucks named Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar

May 8, 2017 - from McCormick School of Engineering News
Synthetic biologist’s work in RNA biology and engineering could lead to new diagnostics, therapeutics.

*$75K/5y from the Dreyfus Foundation for a Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award. 

Heather Pinkett receives a Hartwell research award

May 04, 2017 - from Northwestern Now
Scientist will use funding to target antibiotic-resistant bacteria in middle ear infections.

*$400K from The Hartwell Foundation for an individual Biomedical Research Award to Heather Pinkett, Molecular Biosciences, Weinberg College, and for a postdoctoral fellowship to Brian Joyce, Preventive Medicine (Lifang Hou laboratory, Feinberg School of Medicine). 

Beckman program offers exceptional research opportunity

February 2, 2017 - from Northwestern Now
Undergraduate students to receive $26,000 grants to promote scientific discovery.

*$156K/3y from the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation to support the Beckman Scholars Program at Northwestern University. 

University to launch Native American and Indigenous Studies Center

December 17, 2016 - from Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences News
The new center, funded by a $1.5 million grant from the Mellon Foundation, will develop new scholarship, projects and programming.

*$1.5M/5y, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Native American and Indigenous Studies Research Center support. 

Madhav Mani named Simons Investigator

June 21, 2016 - from McCormick School of Engineering News
The award provides long-term funding for his work in mathematical modeling of living systems.

*$660K/5y from the Simons Foundation for an Investigator in Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems. 

Marco Gallio honored for innovative brain research

 June 9, 2016 - from Northwestern Now
Neuroscientist is one of 22 Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences nationwide.

*$240K/4y from Pew Charitable Trusts for a Pew Scholar Award. 

Four professors named Sloan fellows

February 23, 2016 - from Northwestern Now
Faculty highlighted as rising stars in their fields of research.

*$220K from the Sloan Foundation towards four Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowships.