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The Northwestern Central & Local Exchange for Effective Administration of Research (CLEAR) meetings are hosted by the Office for Sponsored Research (OSR) on a monthly basis on both Chicago and Evanston campuses. These educational forums are meant to engage attendees in discussions of notable sponsor and university policy changes, system updates, and other relevant topics that affect the Northwestern research administration community.

Click on the menu options below to view recent CLEAR Monthly Meeting slide decks as well as slide decks from Sponsored Research Monthly Meetings from past years.

Presentations By Year





  • Sponsored Research Results from Program Review
  • Subaward Processing Updates
  • Sponsored Projects In-Person Training Courses

Sponsored Research Chicago Monthly Meeting (May 2017)

Sponsored Research Chicago Monthly Meeting (July 2017)

  • On/Off Campus F&A Rates
  • Submission Timing and Late Submissions
  • Year-end Results
  • OSR Merger
Sponsored Research Chicago Monthly Meeting (October 2017)
Sponsored Research End-of-the-year Meetings (November/December 2017)