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Research Options

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH PROGRAM (URP)

The URP is the "umbrella" program for all summer research at Duquesen University. The URP coordinates campus wide activities, coordinates research, and sponsors the URP research symposium. The faculty are committed to experiential education for their undergraduate students and seek junior colleagues to become members of their research teams. Students can apply for summer resesarch positions in biochemistry, biology, chemistry, environmental science, forensic science and law, pharmacy or physics. 

Under the umbrella program of the URP, there are multiple specific externally funded research programs (described below) that students may apply to.

Note: Any application submitted to the programs below but not directly accepted into those programs will be considered for general URP funding. 

Biology CIRCLE Program - National Science Foundation's Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF-REU)

We invite undergraduate biology majors to apply to our 10-week summer undergraduate research program entitled "Interdisciplinary Biology Research & Community-Engaged Learning," also knows as the CIRCLE program (Connecting Interdisciplinary Research with Community-engaged Learning Experiences). Participation in research is a great way to gain hands-on experience, make new contacts, explore career options, and build resumes. Applicants should apply through the Summer Undergraduate Research Program application and include their interest in the Biology CIRCLE program in their personal statement. This program is supported by the National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates. Contact Dr. Sarah Woodley for more information.

Integrated Computational and Experimental Chemistry Program - National Science Foundation's Research Experiences for Undergradates (NSF-REU)

Undergraduate biochemistry and chemistry majors interested in research are invited to apply to the Integrated Computational and Experimental Chemistry NSF-REU Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense's Awards to Stimulate and Support Undergraduate Research Education (ASSURE) program in collaboration with the National Science Foundation's Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF-REU) program.

Pain Undergraduate Research Experience (PURE) and Neurodegenerative Undergraduate Research Experience (NURE) - National Institutes of Health NINDS R25 Summer Research Experience (NIH-SRE)

The Chronic Pain Research Consortium (CPRC) and Neuroscience faculty at Duquesne University welcome undergraduate biology, pharmacy, chemistry, biochemistry, psychology, and health science majors interested in pain and/or neuroscience research to apply to the Pain Undergraduate Research Experience (PURE) and/or Neurodegenerative Undergraduate Research Experience (NURE) summer programs. These programs are currently funded through a National Institutes of Health NINDS R25 Summer Research Experience Grant and have been funded previously by the generous support of the Duquesne University Charles Henry Leach II Fund and the Duquesne Office of the Provost.