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Establish your personal research development plan at Northeastern

Northeastern’s Research Development (RD) team focuses on helping faculty connect with funders, develop and edit proposals, and navigate institutional structures.


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In your first semester, you will be introduced to:

  • Representatives across the Northeastern RD enterprise at an “intake” meeting to understand the breadth of support available in your college and centrally
  • Your designated grant administrator, who will help you with proposal budgeting, documentation, and submission (researchers in CPS and others without a dedicated research administrator will work with the NU-RES Hub team)

You may also want to get acquainted with:

All new faculty should:

Early career researchers may want to:

  • Review successful early-career proposals from colleagues in your discipline (COE researchers have access to a proposal library on the COE Research Development SharePoint site, other colleges should contact RD staff)
  • Identify 3-4 peer reviewers for proposal review support (inside or outside NU)
  • Work with the RD team to connect with a graphic designer who can assist in creating a high-quality drawing that can be used in multiple contexts to describe your work
  • Ask for your first few proposal submissions to be reviewed by the RD team
  • Register for early-career workshops led by NU, NSF, NIH etc. – opportunity for professional development and networking
  • Join relevant professional societies (e.g., AAAS, ASEE, SWE, disciplinary societies, etc.)
Contact Research Development:

177 Huntington Ave | Boston MA, 02115