Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Research

Research Administration Assistance

The Research Administration Services Team collaborates with departments, centers, cores and institutes in the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine to provide comprehensive services at essential intervals in the research lifecycle. Support provided by the team includes:

  • Proposal preparation and submission: work with investigators to plan, prepare, write and submit a proposal through the Office for Sponsored Research; complete all necessary institutional forms and uploads to submit a proposal
  • Grants management and administration: support to staff and faculty on all administrative aspects of managing a sponsored project; assistance with progress reports, no-cost extensions, re-budgeting, program planning and communication with sponsors
  • Financial management of sponsored projects: assist with salary distribution and effort reporting, direct charging sponsored projects, set up and management of recharge centers and more
  • Final close-out of sponsored project: support activities related the final close of a sponsored project, including preparation of final technical report and final financial report and ensure that all requirements have been met
  • Compliance management and auditing: ensure projects and activities compliance with federal, state and university guidelines for financial and regulatory management; establish compliance systems for staff and faculty
  • Training and education: support and train those new to research administration; implement staff tools and templates

Contact Us

Contact Cyndie Shannon-Hutchison for more information on how the Research Administrative Services Team can support your research project.

Cyndie Shannon-Hutchison
Associate Director of Research Administration