Nov 20, 2020    Preliminary proposals due
Dec 18, 2020    Applications due- view grant application guidelines
Feb   1, 2021    Awards announced
June 1, 2022    Report of project outcomes due

Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Kathleen Glenister Roberts .


The Paluse Faculty Research Grant is an important university-wide internal funding opportunity intended to support scholarly research that reflects the mission and identity of Duquesne University. The grants are open to full-time faculty working in any academic discipline. They are intended to lead, at minimum, to publication in a reputable peer-reviewed journal. Paluse Faculty Research Grants can be used to support a portion of a multi-phase research project, provided the project funded by the Paluse grant is clearly defined and the proposal makes a strong case for the likelihood of future external funding and publication. Grant awards are for $6,000. 


  • Open to all full-time Duquesne faculty with continuing full-time faculty appointments. 
  • Faculty are encouraged to pursue collaborative and cross-disciplinary research projects and to submit them for Paluse funding. 
  • Recipients may teach no more than one summer course for supplementary pay during the summer they hold the grant.
  • Previous winners of Paluse Faculty Research Grants are welcome to apply.Their proposals must demonstrate research outcomes from previous grants, and their applications must show that the current proposal focuses on a new research project. Preference will be given to applicants who have not received a Paluse Faculty Research Grant in the last two years.