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Research Resources

Many offices at Northwestern support faculty research, from assisting with grant proposals to ensuring laboratory safety.

Conducting Research

Office for Research

The Office for Research is the main steward of Northwestern’s research enterprise. Its many units provide a variety of services to faculty.

Learn more about its many offices

Global and International Research

Several campus offices provide assistance with international research, travel, and collaboration. 

See the assistance they offer

Northwestern Libraries

Provides subject-specific consultations, item delivery to your office, data management and analysis, repository services, copyright and digital publishing consultations, digital humanities support, and GIS assistance. Subject Librarians are available to assist with discipline-specific research services, provide consultations and tools for academic publishing, and welcome your purchase suggestions. 

Visit the Northwestern Libraries website

Office for Undergraduate Research

The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) offers funding and advising to student researchers in every major, at any point in their Northwestern career.  It also provides funds to faculty to hire research assistants, with a focus on RA-ships in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. 

Visit the Undergraduate Research website

Fund Your Research

In addition to the services offered by the Office for Sponsored Research relating to federal grants, funding opportunities include corporate and foundation support, as well as internal Provost Office grants.

See Funding Across Northwestern

Research Tools

Commercialize and Promote Your Research