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Navigating the Research Enterprise


Conducting Research

Navigating the Research Enterprise is a weekly seminar series for early-career faculty and postdoctoral fellows designed to provide the support needed to focus on developing the key skills young scientists require to progress beyond just doing good research.

Attendees will be introduced to issues such as finding sources for research funds, writing effective grants, and building a network of professional colleagues.


Navigating the Research Enterprise is designed for early-career faculty and postdoctoral fellows at Northwestern University who have protected research time.

Dates & Deadlines

The next seminar series will be held in Fall 2022.

You can view a sample schedule from our last series below.

View 2021 Schedule

Cost & Registration

This is a free professional development series.

More information regarding registration will be available as the series approaches.

Additional Resources


Though our 2021 seminar series has ended, we have video recordings of each session. Check out our video library to learn more about NIH funding opportunities, the grant review process, NIH proposals, and more!

View 2021 Video Library



Meet the Team

Program Coordinator

Jaime Ziegler headshot

Jaime Ziegler

NUCATS Staff: Center for Education & Career Development

Questions? Contact Jaime.

Participating Institutions: