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Funding Opportunities

The Provost's Office helps connect faculty with funding for research, professional development and more.

Provost Office Grants

Explore the funding opportunities administered through the Office of the Provost.

COVID-19 Research Recovery Grants

The COVID-19 Research Recovery Grant Program is intended to assist faculty whose research or creative work has been markedly delayed, interrupted or otherwise disrupted as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Learn about the Grant Program

Dependent Care Professional Travel Grants

Funds are available to cover your dependent care costs incurred during short-term travel to attend meetings, conferences, or other professional development opportunities.

Learn about the Grant and Apply

Faculty Innovation in Diversity and Equity Grants

Daniel I. Linzer Grants for Faculty Innovation in Diversity and Equity fund innovative and novel faculty practices that will enhance our mission of education and research through improved diversity and inclusion at Northwestern University.

See Diversity and Equity Grants

Humanities, Social Science and Arts Research Grants

The Provost Grants for Research in Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts support excellence in faculty scholarly and creative work.

See Faculty Research Grants

Speaker and Conference Funding

The Office of the Provost administers several endowed lecture funds which support campus-wide lectures and programming in various disciplines.

Explore These Endowed Lectures

Underrepresented Minority Professional Development Grants

Matching funds are available for schools' support of their underrepresented minority faculty members' scholarly and creative work and their professional development opportunities.

Learn about the Grant and Apply

Additional Research Funding

The University offers a variety of funding opportunities and assistance to faculty seeking research support. Many Northwestern offices and centers fund faculty research. 

See Research Funding Opportunities