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. 

Opportunities

Provost's Digital Learning Fellowships

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.

Searle Innovative Teaching Grant

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

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

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

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."

Searle Fellows Program

Searle Fellows Program

The Searle Fellows Program aims to help early career faculty develop expertise and knowledge about learning and teaching. 

Provost Grant

Grants for Research in Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts

The Office of the Provost supports excellence in faculty scholarly and creative work. These awards are intended to provide funding in fields with little external or start-up funding.

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Open Educational Resources Grants

The Affordable Instructional Resources (AIR) initiative invites faculty to apply for grant funding to explore the use and creation of open educational resources (OER) for undergraduate courses.