We Facilitate Research at McCormick

We assist faculty in their pursuit and management of external funding as they engage in research.

About Research Administration

Our office provides needed administrative assistance to the faculty while always maintaining a high-level of stewardship and mindfulness of the public trust. We assist McCormick faculty in their pursuit and management of external funding with a focus on proposal preparation and award management.

Government regulations, along with University policies, guide everything that we do. These regulations and policies help ensure that funds from outside sponsors are used for the benefit of all and that research at Northwestern University is conducted with the highest ethical standards.

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Our Resources

Policies and Procedures

Learn about the sponsor-related, institutional, and school guidelines, policies, and procedures for faculty and staff that help assure that sponsored research awards are smoothly processed.

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Roles and Responsibilities

Learn about the research administration leadership and the offices and services available at McCormick and at Northwestern to support faculty during the proposal submission and sponsored research management process.

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Learn about our collaboration with the Office of Sponsored Research and the support we offer faculty for proposal development.

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Learn about how the Office of Research Administration supports faculty through the award and post-award process.

Learn about awards


Learn how to access monthly and annual sponsored research proposals and awards reports at Northwestern University and at McCormick School of Engineering.

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Helpful Links

Visit Northwestern University websites related to research administration, external sponsors, federal policies and guidelines.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Obtain helpful information about our processes, timing, and more.

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