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Northwestern University

Northwestern University (NU) is a private university located primarily in Evanston, Illinois. Northwestern has twelve undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools and colleges offering 123 undergraduate degrees and 145 graduate and professional degrees.

Source: Wikipedia

Campaign Finance

$589,407 Given
Information

Figures are based on itemized contributions reported to the Federal Election Commission and state agencies. Please note that:

  • contributions under $200 are not reported, and so are not included in totals.
  • only contributions from individuals and organizations to candidates are included. Various accounting measures and more exotic contribution types are excluded.
  • contributions are matched based on organization and recipient name reported within each election cycle. Contributions using an incorrect or non-standard version of the name may be missed.
  • corporate name changes and mergers may cause figures to differ from those of the Center for Responsive Politics.
  • organization totals include known subsidiaries of the organization.

For more information, please see our campaign finance methodology page. Lobbyist bundling data is described on our lobbyist bundling methodology page.

  • Top Recipients

    PAC Color Block
    Organization's PAC(s)
    Employee Color Block
    Associated Individuals
    Includes contributions from the organization’s employees, their family members, and its political action committee.
  • Republicans vs. Democrats

    in dollars. "Other" includes 3rd parties and organizations without official party affiliation.
  • State vs. Federal

    in dollars
  • Top PAC Recipients

    PAC Color Block
    Organization's PAC(s)
    Employee Color Block
    Associated Individuals
    Includes contributions from the organization’s employees, their family members, and its political action committee.
View all campaign finance data for Northwestern University Sources: OpenSecrets.org

Lobbying

$1,175,000 Spent
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Figures are based on lobbying activity reported to the Senate Office of Public Records. Reported dollar amounts are required to be accurate only to the nearest $20,000. For organizations whose primary business is lobbying, we display total income and top clients. For organizations that are not primarily lobbying firms, we display total amount spent on lobbying and top lobbying firms hired.

For more information, please see our lobbying methodology page.

covers roughly through Q3, 2013

Lobbying on Behalf of Northwestern University

  • Names of Lobbyists
  • Firm Hired Amount
    Northwestern University $1,175,000
  • Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
    • Fed Budget & Appropriations,
    • Immigration,
    • Education,
    • Medical Research & Clin Labs,
    • Copyright, Patent & Trademark,
    • Economics & Econ Development,
    • Small Business,
    • Transportation,
    • Taxes,
    • Veterans Affairs
  • Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
    Bill No. Title
    H.R.1211 Student Visa Security Improvement Act
    H.R.1048 Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act of 2011
    H.R.1199 Campus Fire Safety Education Act of 2011
    H.R.1833 Mental Health on Campus Improvement Act
    H.R.2117 Protecting Academic Freedom in Higher Education Act
    H.R.2146 DATA Act
    S.952 Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act of 2011
    H.R.2842 Bureau of Reclamation Small Conduit Hydropower Development and Rural Jobs Act of 2011
    S.1297 A bill to preserve State and institutional authority relating to State authorization and the definition of credit hour.
    S.1627 Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act of 2011
View all lobbying data for Northwestern University Sources: OpenSecrets.org

Regulations

Mentioned in 106 dockets; Submitted to 10 dockets
Information

All data is based on documents downloaded from Regulations.gov. The first table shows mentions: all documents that include the name of the company anywhere in the document or document metadata. The second table shows submissions: all documents where the submitter metadata included the company name. Each table shows the top 10 dockets, ranked by number of occurrences.

Matches are based on a search for the company name. Variations in the company name, such as acronyms, nicknames or alternate names may cause documents to be missed. The mention of a company name in a document may be incidental and does not necessarily indicate that the company has any relevance to the document. Company names that are common English words may erroneously match with text that is not referring to the company.

Not all agencies submit public comments to Regulations.gov. For a list of participating and non-participating agencies see here. Agencies that do submit to Regulations.gov have varying levels of accuracy and completeness.

Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.

updated daily from Regulations.gov by way of Docket Wrench

The tables show occurrences of "Northwestern University" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.

Federal Spending

79 grants; 13 contracts; 1 loan
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Federal grants, contracts and loans are reported by federal agencies using the FPDS and FAADS systems. The data is made available to the public at USASpending.gov. Please note that the completeness and quality of the data varies greatly by agency.

Only grants, contracts and loans with amounts over $1 million are shown.

Because company names are not reported in a standardized manner, we cannot reliably determine the company receiving the contract or award. The results shown here are based on a search for the company name. Individual records may be missed or erroneously included because of name variations. For more information, please see our federal spending methodology page.

covers through USASpending.gov's Sept. 15, 2012 release for contracts and Oct. 19, 2012 for grants.

Note: Company names in federal spending data are not standardized. The table below is included only as a sample of what is available in the data and has not been reviewed for accuracy or completeness. To investigate the data further, use the links at the bottom of the table.

Type Recipient Name Year Agency Description Amount
contract
Northwestern University 2011 National Institutes Of Health BIOMEDICAL (BASIC) $8,185,888
grant
Northwestern University 2012 National Institutes Of Health MULTIDISCIPLINARY CLINICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCE (MCTS) PROGRAM (UL1) $5,379,357
contract
Northwestern University 2012 National Institutes Of Health TITLE: NATIONAL CHILDREN'S STUDY - HEALTH MEASUREMENT NETWORK - TASK 3 HHSN275201200007I (SOUTH ROC) $5,056,665
contract
Northwestern University 2012 National Institutes Of Health IGF::OT::IGF OTHER FUNCTIONS - STRUCTURAL GENOMICS CENTERS FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASES $4,898,202
grant
Northwestern University 2011 National Institutes Of Health THE ROBERT H. LURIE COMPREHENSIVE CANCER CENTER $4,829,858
grant
Northwestern University 2012 National Institutes Of Health THE ROBERT H. LURIE COMPREHENSIVE CANCER CENTER $4,829,857
grant
Northwestern University 2011 National Institutes Of Health MULTIDISCIPLINARY CLINICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCE (MCTS) PROGRAM (UL1) $4,660,583
grant
Northwestern University 2012 National Institutes Of Health HYPERGLYCEMIA AND PREGNANCY OUTCOME(HAPO)FOLLOW UP STUDY $4,560,375
grant
Northwestern University 2011 Education, Department Of CAMPUS BASED/FWS $3,788,583
contract
Northwestern University 2012 National Institutes Of Health NCS NAVIGATOR IMS HUB $3,695,605
View all grant & loan data for Northwestern University View all contract data for Northwestern University Sources: USASpending.gov

Advisory Committees

114 people on 42 committees
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Data is based on disclosures required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Matches are based on the occurrence of the company name in the committee member affiliation. Variations in company names may cause some matches to be missed.

The table shows only the top 10 agencies. To search and download raw records from the complete dataset see the FACA data section.

covers through 2011

Table shows employees of "Northwestern University" that sat on federal advisory committees.

  • Agency
  • Representation
  • Toggle National Science Foundation 91 people on 24 committees
  • Toggle Department of Health and Human Services 11 people on 10 committees
  • Toggle National Endowment for the Humanities 3 people on 1 committee
  • Toggle Department of Commerce 3 people on 1 committee
  • Toggle Department of Veterans Affairs 2 people on 2 committees
  • Toggle National Aeronautics and Space Administration 1 person on 1 committee
  • Toggle Department of Energy 1 person on 1 committee
  • Toggle Commodity Futures Trading Commission 1 person on 1 committee
  • Toggle Office of Science and Technology Policy 1 person on 1 committee
View all advisory committee data for Northwestern University