Grants and Fellowships
Grants and fellowships can be an important source of research funding. On this page, you can find links to potential awards, guidelines for completing applications, and information about award-winners from our department.
Guidelines for sponsored research
When you write your grant proposal and receive grant funding, you will need to follow Northwestern’s research guidelines:
- Complete key forms
Northwestern’s Office for Sponsored Research (OSR) lists all documents and provides downloadable forms that are required for grant proposals.
- Obtain IRB approval for all projects involving human subjects
Northwestern’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) must approve any project with human subjects prior to data collection and, in many cases, before you can receive grants for research. Be sure to obtain approval by the time decisions are expected from granting agency panels. The process can take several months to complete.
Internal grants and fellowships
Northwestern’s Office of Fellowships lists wide variety possible grants for graduate students.
The Graduate School (TGS) administers a number of internal grants and fellowships, including:
- Presidential Fellowship
- Graduate Research Fellowship
- Summer Language Grant
Please note that all departmental deadlines are two weeks prior to TGS deadlines.
External grants and fellowships
Log-in to explore potential external grants and fellowships. When possible, examples of winning proposals have been provided.
Recent awards and grant recipients
Read about our award-winning graduate students who have had success with winning fellowships, grants and other awards.