Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Radiology

Proposal Submission Process

Note: All budgets and investigator-initiated proposals must be submitted for departmental approval. 

Submission Process for Grants

Four weeks prior to submission deadline:
Five days prior to submission deadline:

Two days prior to submission deadline:

Submission Process for Industry Sponsor-Initiated Contracts

Financial Conflict of Interest Policy (FCOI)

PHS and University policies require that project personnel designated as an "Investigator" (defined as an individual responsible for the design, conduct or reporting of the research):

Effort Reporting

As a recipient of external funding, Northwestern University must assure Federal and other sponsors that the assignment of time and associated salary and fringe benefit costs to the projects they sponsor is fair, consistent and timely. The University fulfills this responsibility through effort reporting that is required for exempt faculty and staff with sponsored funding commitments.

An effort report will be generated for you if your salary is being paid with grant funds or if you are listed as an Investigator on a clinical trial. This means that on a quarterly basis, you will be required to certify your effort. Faculty will also be required to certify effort reports for their post-doctoral fellows and research assistants.

Office of Research Administration

Contact the Research Administration and Support staff for assistance with many of the administrative requirements related to research.