Corporations and Foundations

The Corporate and Foundation Relations team establishes significant partnerships for corporations and private foundations with Northeastern University. We connect external organizations to thought leaders who are conducting original research and designing projects across multiple disciplines.

Fueled by an entrepreneurial spirit, Northeastern faculty members are inspired by the goal of leveraging their research to solve societal challenges—locally and around the world.

To discover how your company or foundation may benefit from a partnership with Northeastern, contact:


Robert Silk

Associate Vice President
Corporation and Foundation Relations
617.373.6554
r.silk@northeastern.edu

The Corporate and Foundation Relations team establishes significant partnerships for corporations and private foundations with Northeastern University. We connect external organizations to thought leaders who are conducting original research and designing projects across multiple disciplines.

Fueled by an entrepreneurial spirit, Northeastern faculty members are inspired by the goal of leveraging their research to solve societal challenges—locally and around the world.

To discover how your company or foundation may benefit from a partnership with Northeastern, contact:


Robert Silk

Associate Vice President
Corporation and Foundation Relations
617.373.6554
r.silk@northeastern.edu

CORPORATE PARTNERSHIPS

With corporations, our goal is to develop multi-faceted relationships that return meaningful value for our corporate partners and the university. A corporate relationship at Northeastern may include many or all of the following aspects:

  • Programmatic support for activities at Northeastern and within the community that are important to our corporate partners
  • Opportunities to explore and strengthen recruiting pipelines, both at the co-op and full-time employment levels
  • Connections to faculty members who are conducting research in areas of strategic importance to corporate partners
  • Leading-edge strategic thinking in multidisciplinary areas such as societal resilience, coastal sustainability, healthy aging, cybersecurity and privacy, and a range of many others

FOUNDATION PARTNERSHIPS

With foundations, our team makes connections based on shared goals and similar missions. There is a wealth of intellectual capital on campus, and we are dedicated to fostering conversations between our faculty members and foundation program officers that lead to partnerships. To accomplish our work, we:

  • Stay informed of research projects and other programs at the university that may be of interest to external partners
  • Alert potential partners to partnership opportunities
  • Help foundations to connect to faculty members working in areas of shared interest
  • Advise faculty members on relationship-building with foundations
  • Assist in managing ongoing foundation-funded initiatives