• Office of Research Development

  • The Office of Research Development assists Maxwell faculty members and other researchers in locating funding opportunities and planning proposals; finding collaborators and building research teams; managing large, complex proposals; and coordinating with institutional research administration and leadership. To that end, we support Maxwell staff having research-administration responsibilities for proposal development and grants management in their respective units.

    Jill Ferguson

    Director, Research Development 

    504  Maxwell Hall  



    • News, Events, and Announcements

      PPMG publishes symposium issue on Minnowbrook at 50

      Perspectives on Public Management and Governance published a special symposium issue about Minnowbrook at 50, a conference hosted by the Maxwell School in August 2018. The issue includes a brief discussion about the Minnowbrook conferences and the set-up of Minnowbrook 50, and seven articles that are the result of the small group deliberations that took place at the conference.


      Yinger cited in Newsday article on real estate steering

      Federal, state and local laws bar real estate agents from steering home buyers (guiding purchasers to communities based on race or ethnicity) yet national studies show the practice has grown increasingly common over the past three decades. John Yinger's research on this topic was cited in the Newsday article "Why Agents Steer."


      Armstrong and collaborators author paper, win grant for excavation

      Douglas Armstrong, professor and chair of anthropology, co-authored “Where Strangers Met: Evidence for Early Commerce at LaSoye Point, Dominica,” published last month in the journal Antiquity. The article is based on preliminary research conducted during 2018 at the LaSoye Point archaeological site on the east coast of Dominica, funded by a Northwestern University Research Grant.

    • For more information or to request and in-person meeting or a group training session, please contact:

      Jill Ferguson 
      Director, Research Development