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Funding and Grants

The Buffett Institute supports research and engagement around the globe. In addition to funding research projects, travel, and fellowships, we support student groups focused on solving global problems.

Fall quarter deadlines

◼ indicates the opportunity is for undergraduates, ⬥ for graduate students, ▲ for faculty

October 1

Keyman Modern Turkish Studies Research Grants ◼⬥▲
Funds individual or group research projects in modern Turkish studies. Projects collaborating with Turkish institutions and colleagues will be given priority.

Crown Family Middle East Research Travel Grants ◼⬥▲
Funds travel for research projects in the Middle East.

Graduate Dissertation Research Grants ⬥
Funds fieldwork outside the US for Northwestern doctoral students writing dissertations on comparative and international topics.

Manuscript Revision Conference Grants ▲
Funds up to $7,000 and provides logistical support for a small conference to give junior, tenure-line faculty the opportunity to gain exposure to experts in their field, to receive pre-publication comments and feedback on late-stage book manuscripts, or to improve their research with input from leading figures.

October 15

Undergraduate Student Group Funding ◼
The Buffett Institute promotes undergraduate leadership at Northwestern and in a global context. We mentor, support, and encourage student groups and programs. Student groups can affiliate with the Buffett Institute at three different levels of support and mentorship.

November 1

Grants for Working Groups ▲
Funds working groups to establish and maintain communities of scholars engaged in sustained scholarly activities around shared research interests.

Edited Volume Conference Grants ▲
Designed to produce significant publications on cutting edge, interdisciplinary research. Proposals must be interdisciplinary and include a plan for a significant publication at project end.

November 15

Supplemental Undergraduate Research and Travel Grant ◼
Provides supplemental funding of up to $2,000 to complete or enhance research, internships, project work, or other nontraditional experiences that are relevant to contemporary global issues. Applicants who have already been awarded grants offered by Northwestern will be given priority.

December 15

Undergraduate Student Group Funding ◼
The Buffett Institute promotes undergraduate leadership at Northwestern and in a global context. We mentor, support, and encourage student groups and programs. Student groups can affiliate with the Buffett Institute at three different levels of support and mentorship.