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University Research Institutes & Centers

About the structure and lifecycle of URICs
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Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration & Research in Astrophysics (CIERA)

Advances interdisciplinary astrophysics research and education
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Center for Sleep & Circadian Biology (CSCB)

Advances basic and translational research on sleep and circadian rhythms
CSCB Website
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Center for Synthetic Biology (CSB)

Creates engineered biological systems for compelling applications in medicine, materials, and energy
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Initiative at Northwestern for Quantum Information Research and Engineering (INQUIRE)

Integrate and advance its strengths in quantum science, a field that promises to transform communications, security, metrology, sensing, and computing
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Institute for Innovations in Developmental Sciences (DEVSCI)

To motivate and lead transformative science to engender a “healthier, earlier” population– beginning even before birth– and continuing throughout the lifespan.

DEVSCI Website
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Institute for Policy Research (IPR)

Advances interdisciplinary, nonpartisan social science research on key policy-relevant issues
IPR Website
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Institute for Sexual & Gender Minority Health & Wellbeing (ISGMH)

Conducts research to improve the health of SGM communities
ISGMH Website
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Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa (ISITA)

Facilitates interdisciplinary research on the Islamic tradition of learning in Africa
ISITA Website
National Institute for Theory and Mathematics in Biology (NITMB)

National Institute for Theory and Mathematics in Biology (NITMB)

Integrate mathematics and biology in order to transform the practice of biological research
NITMB Website
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Northwestern-Fermilab Center for Applied Physics and Superconducting Technology (CAPST)

Explores superconductivity for applications ranging from particle accelerators to quantum computing.
CAPST Website
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Northwestern University Clinical & Translational Sciences (NUCATS)

Accelerates translational innovation by providing consultative resources and expertise
NUCATS Website
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Program of African Studies (PAS)

Facilitates research and education on Africa for faculty, students and professionals
PAS Website
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Querrey Simpson Institute for Bioelectronics (QSIB)

Develops Bio-integrated electronic technologies that provide revolutionary capabilities for biomedical research and clinical healthcare
QSIB Website
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Science in Society (SIS)

Addresses STEM education needs for underserved groups through long-term partnerships and authentic learning experiences
SIS Website
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Spatial Intelligence & Learning Center (SILC)

Transforms spatial learning programs by uniting scientists and educators
SILC Website

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