Office of Research Administration


We Facilitate Research at McCormick

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

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About Research Administration

In collaboration with faculty, staff and students, McCormick Research Administration provides high-quality administrative support for sponsored projects by leveraging our expertise and shared knowledge. From proposal preparation to award closeout, we excel in navigating requirements, providing solutions, and ensuring regulatory compliance to drive research initiatives forward.

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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.

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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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