Funding Opportunities

There are many resources available through the University to raise money for a project, including a number of prizes and endowed funds to support your efforts. Discover new ways to fund your next project below. 


Provost's Digital Learning Fellowships

 Provost's Digital Learning Fellowship (formerly known as Digital/Online Projects) provide funding to support digital and online projects that will enhance Northwestern students’ learning through the innovative use of technologies.

Northwestern University Provost Jonathan Holloway

Provost's Awards for Exemplary Faculty Service

The Provost’s Awards for Exemplary Faculty Service will recognize two full-time faculty members each year who are exemplars of good academic citizenship. 

Searle Innovative Teaching Grant

The Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching supports faculty, staff, post docs, and graduate students who wish to experiment with new ways to help and encourage students to learn.

Alumnae Curriculum Award

The Alumnae of Northwestern University Award for Curriculum Development is intended to support faculty work over the summer to develop new course materials, new courses, or new modes of teaching.

Provost Grants for Innovation in Diversity and Equity

The Provost Grants for Innovation in Diversity and Equity were created to fund novel and innovative faculty projects that will enhance our academic enterprise through improving diversity and inclusivity.

Ver Steeg Fellowship

The Dorothy Ann and Clarence L. Ver Steeg Distinguished Research Fellow award is designed "to support the research of a tenured Northwestern faculty member whose research and scholarship are so outstanding as to enhance the reputation of Northwestern, nationally and internationally."

Data Science Research Support

Northwestern’s Office of the Provost and Office of Research have made a financial commitment in order to promote the strengthening of interdisciplinary collaborations around data science with the goal of moving Northwestern forward in this area.