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Research Support

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

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


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. Learn more

Research Computing Services

Provides researchers from all disciplines access to computing resources, services, and experts to support your innovative research. Includes computing and software, data storage, networking, and consultation and support. Learn more

Research Portal

Offers past and current research and non-research financial information including payroll, sponsored proposal, and research subject protocol information. Learn more

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. Learn more

Global and International

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

Faculty Experts Hub

As a Faculty Expert, faculty can make themselves available to speak to any media outlet, should they reach out to you for your research/commentary/analysis about a particular research subject area. Learn more

Innovation and New Ventures (INVO)

INVO fosters the innovation and entrepreneurship at Northwestern, striving to move university technologies to the marketplace. Offers services to help translate technologies through commercialization for public benefit. Learn more

Interdisciplinary Research and Networking

Networking opportunities for faculty. Learn more

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. Learn more