The Office for Research
Bold, collaborative discovery is a hallmark of Northwestern research. Our faculty are global experts who pursue breakthroughs that strengthen society and increase our understanding. Bridging theory and practice, they are senior policy advisers on education, economics, healthcare, energy, security, and more. The Office for Research is an integral part of this ecosystem, providing a portfolio of services and resources to help advance breakthrough knowledge creation.
The Office for Research plays a strategic role in developing the best research programs and facilities; attracting exceptional faculty; and helping to administer $924 million in annual funding from federal agencies, foundations and corporations. The Office supports Northwestern’s research success in various ways:
- Providing guidance for administering proposals
- Enabling alignment with best practices in ethical research and safety practices
- Managing space and training in select shared and core facilities
- Bringing academic innovation to market
Northwestern has a long history of interdisciplinary research leadership, harnessing diverse expertise to address society’s most challenging problems. More than 90 school-based centers and 35 University Research Institutes and Centers create knowledge across all fields, including nanotechnology, chemistry, neuroscience, biotechnology, the arts and humanities, public policy, materials science and engineering, artificial intelligence and drug discovery.