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Welcome to the Office for Sponsored Research

The Office for Sponsored Research facilitates research at Northwestern University by efficiently and effectively identifying funding sources, assisting in proposal development, reviewing and endorsing proposals, negotiating agreements, accepting and appropriating awards, interpreting guidelines and promoting compliance with sponsor and University policies.

Our normal business hours are from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday in Chicago, and 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday in Evanston.

Evanston Campus
1801 Maple Ave.
2nd Floor, Suite 2410
Evanston, IL  60201-3149

Chicago Campus
Rubloff Building 7th Floor
750 North Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL  60611-4579



On Monday, October 20th the OSR website (re-)launches with a new look and feel. You will be redirected automatically to our new home on the web, but please remember to update your web browser bookmarks to stay connected to OSR.


What's new

08/12/14 NIH Requires Descriptions on the Use of IDPs for Trainees in Annual Progress Reports beginning October 1, 2014
08/04/14 NIH Requires Use of RPPR for Non-SNAP Progress Reports beginning October 17, 2014
04/18/14 NIH Changes Re-Submission Policy
02/26/14 OSR Brown Bag & Quarterly Network Presentations
01/24/14 Research Agreement Templates (Standard Research & Non-Disclosure)
01/17/14 NIH Salary Cap Increase Effective 1/12/14 - Operates Under a Continuing Resolution
12/17/13 OSR Brown Bag & Quarterly Network Presentations
10/01/13 Information Regarding the Government Shutdown & FAQ's
09/30/13 NIH Domestic Awards to Transition to Payment Management System Subaccounts in FY 2014 and FY 2015 / FAQ's (separate links)
08/27/13 Changes to Cost Share - Fund 193
08/16/13 Administrative Shell, NSF Proposal, & NIH Proposal Checklists
08/12/13 Unobligated Balance Calculator
08/08/13 Extension of eRA Commons User IDs to Individuals in Graduate and Undergraduate Student Project Roles with Measurable Effort on an NIH Annual Progress Report (PHS2590 & RPPR)

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