Faculty Career Development

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine creates an environment where faculty can make their own path. This site highlights the programs, services and resources available to assist faculty as they develop their career. For campuswide resources, visit our directory; for Faculty Affairs Office–sponsored opportunities, browse below. 

See the Career Resources Directory

Leadership Programs


In our Leadership Education Advancement Program (NU-LEAP), faculty develop as a cohort of emerging leaders who can draw on each other to leverage opportunities and solve problems as mentors, investigators and practitioners.


Our Actionable Initiatives for Mentoring Excellent & Scholarship program NU-AIMES) strives to create a culture of mentoring. Through our efforts, we will help faculty grow and excel in their chosen domains of excellence.


Research Programs

Grant Writing Coaching Groups

These groups provide real-time feedback to junior faculty as they work to complete NIH proposals.

Join a Group

NIH Peer Review Program

Junior faculty can have their completed proposals pre-reviewed by faculty in their fields who are experienced NIH reviewers.

Get Your Proposal Reviewed

Navigating the Research Enterprise

This annual seminar series focuses on helping early-career scientists develop key skills.

Attend a Seminar
Additional Faculty Support

See our For Faculty section for support on managing your online presence, promotions, tenure, performance review, appointments and more.