For Faculty

Faculty members are eligible for the following funding opportunities.



  • Big ideas Proposals: This award funds “big ideas” with the potential of transforming scholarly activity at Northwestern and beyond.
  • Edited Volume Conference: Designed to produce significant publications on cutting edge, interdisciplinary research.
  • Event co-sponsorship: funding to help sponsor events hosted by faculty groups, departments, and programs.
  • Global Partnership Funds: Supports partnerships and collaborations between Buffett-affiliated groups and foreign universities and academic research institutes.
  • Working Group Proposals: Funds working groups to establish and maintain communities of scholars engaged in sustained scholarly activities around shared research interests.