Support for Researchers

We provide dedicated resources that support and facilitate our world-leading research enterprise.

Several dedicated offices inside of the Executive Vice President for Research, Innovation and National Laboratories work with individual scholars, departments and divisions to accelerate, seed and coalesce research from initial proposal development through award management and beyond. We also oversee the management contracts and board operations for Argonne National Laboratory and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy.

Our goal is to facilitate the work of our groundbreaking faculty who continue to open up new fields of discovery; develop new medicines and therapies to treat disease; design next generation materials; and cross disciplinary boundaries to solve some of the toughest problems facing our world today.

Following are resources and affiliated offices that support University researchers:

Research accelerator for large, complex initiatives

Big Ideas Generator
Awards and seed funding for ambitious, early-stage projects

Proposal Writing Consultation
Strategies and tips for writing strong proposals

Office for Technology and Intellectual Property
Guidance and resources throughout the invention development process

Office of Research Safety 
Guidance and resources to ensure safe research practices

Research Computing Center 
Help with high performance computing and data visualization

University Research Administration 
Grants and contract management

Please refer to the Office of the Provost for all questions concerning competitive faculty fellowships and awards, conflicts of interest and academic fraud.