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Office for Research

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Administrative and Operational Support

Offering an integrated portfolio of expert services and resources, the Office for Research (OR) partners with stakeholders across the University to provide critical strategic and operational support to Northwestern’s research community. From research safety and compliance to innovation, translation and sponsored funding, the Office is a catalyst for research excellence. OR also oversees Northwestern’s core facilities—shared laboratory spaces with cutting-edge instrumentation and PhD-level staff.

Office for Research

90school-based research centers

35university research institutes and centers

$1B+in annual sponsored research (FY22)

University-wide Research Centers and Institutes (URICs)

Our 35 interdisciplinary research institutes and centers are the engines that fuel our pathbreaking discoveries.

Research News

Translational Research

From Idea to Commercialization

Northwestern features a vibrant entrepreneurial culture, both for faculty and students. Much of the infrastructure and many of the resources for our success in this arena involve INVO, the University’s Innovation and New Ventures Office. INVO manages our researchers’ intellectual property and helps faculty turn their ideas into companies. Among the assets INVO oversees is the Querrey InQbation Lab, an on-campus technology accelerator designed to turbocharge innovation.


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Undergraduate Research

At Northwestern, student research starts on Day 1.

The Office of Undergraduate Research awards funding to hundreds of students each year; a majority of these students are engaged in independent research and creative projects.

Research in Practice

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