Northwestern University provides an impressive research computing infrastructure for its scholars and is attentive to the current and future computing needs of the research community. Kellogg's Research Support team manages a broad array of research resources ranging from experimental facilities, servers for web surveys and high-end computational servers, datasets and data storage services, as well as all necessary software and training by experienced research staff.
Research Resources and Support
Kellogg PhD Students are also provided with a subsidy to purchase computer equipment.
Research Funding for Doctoral Students
The Kellogg School of Management has tremendously deep-set research resources for our doctoral students and faculty. Kellogg strives to be innovative and responsive to the research needs of our academic community. In addition to the research resources outlined above, Kellogg provides our students with computer subsidies, conference travel funding, and opportunities to apply for additional research resources, such as data.
Doctoral students are provided with a one-time only computer subsidy to purchase computer equipment for their PhD studies. Funding is provided in September of their first year enrolled in the PhD Program. Students purchase this equipment at their own discretion, and receipts are not required.
Conference Travel Funding
While enrolled in the PhD Program, Kellogg students are provided with a budget of $4,000 to cover the cost of their conference travel when presenting a paper (not just attending a conference) or during the academic job market. Students may also apply for matching conference travel grant funding through The Graduate School (TGS) when presenting a paper: currently two trips, up to $800 for each trip. Students must prepare a travel budget for approval before the travel occurs, and all proposed expenditures must be approved by the student’s director of graduate study (DGS).
Additional Research Funding
Kellogg doctoral students may apply for additional research funding, such as data, software, and research assistants. Applications are submitted and reviewed by each student’s director of graduate study (DGS), the student’s main advisor, the faculty director for the PhD Program, and, when appropriate, Kellogg’s senior associate dean for faculty and research.
Libraries at Northwestern University
|Northwestern University Library
- Ranked in top 10 in holdings among U.S. private universities.
- Over 5.4 million volumes and 109,000 current journals and serials. Over 90% are available electronically.
- Over 73,000 e-books added in 2010 alone.
- Has 52 terabytes of unique digital content.
Seeley G. Mudd Science and Engineering Library (aka "Tech Library")
- Contains over 34,000 volumes in pure mathematics and statistics.
- Contains more than 345,000 books on science, engineering, and applied mathematics.
Students can also borrow books or course materials through Interlibrary Loan and UBorrow, a consortium of 13 research libraries.
Enrolling in Courses Outside of Northwestern University
Students may enroll in the Traveling Scholar Program
, sponsored by the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), to allow them to take courses at other schools for Northwestern credit.