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Past Event Materials

Research Development hosts a variety of events to engage the Northwestern research community in emerging hot topic areas in research funding, provide agency-specific guidance on securing funding, and encourage interdisciplinary networking. Click below to access materials—including presentations, reports, participant lists, and more—from our past events.

ORD Presents

ORD Presents are tutorial workshops to provide in-depth information and guidance about specific funding agencies or grant types, often including open panel sessions with previous awardees or presentations by program managers or agency directors.


ORD LINCS (Launching INterdisciplinary Connections Series) are mini-symposia related to a topic of federal funding that feature short presentations by faculty to catalyze ideas and collaborations in emerging interdisciplinary areas. Through LINCS symposia, ORD aims to promote anticipated federal funding opportunitiesbridge communicationbetween schools on a federal agency initiative, transfer knowledge between disciplines, and establish new interdisciplinary connections.

Interschool Networking

Interschool Networking events to build grass-root collaborations, such as speed networking sessions, to encourage networking across schools/campuses and micro-conference days focused on interdisciplinary themes with short presentations, a poster session, and brainstorming activities. 

Additional Events