Our Vision for Research Development at Northeastern
Northeastern University’s Office of Research Development works closely with college-level Research Development staff and Associate Deans for Research, as well as research leaders at Northeastern’s centers, institutes, and throughout our global university system. We focus on providing strategic and tactical support to researchers at all career stages– including identifying emerging opportunities, providing trainings and resources for proposal development, coordinating limited submissions review processes, managing Northeastern’s internal TIER funding programs, and facilitating collaboration to develop and refine competitive proposals to secure funding for high-impact research.
Research Development Goals
Convene research leaders and nurture partnerships
Northeastern’s Office of Research Development hosts events and workshops to share information about best practices for proposal development and new research opportunities. We focus on nurturing interdisciplinary collaborations and supporting research partnerships with industry, government, and local communities.
Respond to the evolving funding landscape
Members of the research development team work closely with researchers to access and interpret information about funding agencies’ priorities and review criteria to inform the development of highly competitive proposals. We seek to understand emerging research funding opportunities, as well as to help shape the funding landscape of the future by championing innovative research underway at Northeastern.
Serve as leaders for equity, inclusion and societal impact
We are committed to centering justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI) principles as core elements of Northeastern’s research enterprise. As research development professionals, we facilitate the development of emerging research leaders and engage in strategic planning with research units across Northeastern’s global university system to realize transformative scientific discoveries and address complex societal challenges.