The Office of Research and Innovation supports and encourages faculty and students to engage in research. As a one-stop source of information, the ORI works toward the creation of new knowledge and its application through technology transfer.

Supporting Discoveries

The Office of Research and Innovation encourages these endeavors:

  • Providing technical support and networking opportunities
  • Assisting with grant applications and competitions
  • Fostering interdisciplinary and community partnerships.
  • Safe research with human subjects and animals

Licensing and Patent Development

The Office of Research and Innovation serves as the touch point for those outside the University who are interested in Technology Transfer .

The experienced team has created spin-off companies, processed patent applications, and licensed technology and patents, and welcomes inquiries about these possibilities.

Faculty Support

View our Planning Your Proposal page for Information about the grant process, from availability and deadlines to proposal writing, budgeting and post-project follow-up.

Specific questions may be addressed to the Office of Research and Innovation staff.

Student Support

Most student research questions start with a professor and a particular interest, but the Office of Research and Innovation staff can provide additional guidance, especially for those heading into national and international competitions and conferences.

The Undergraduate Research & Scholarship Symposium (URSS) and the Graduate Research Symposium (GRS) give Duquesne University graduate and undergraduate students the opportunity to present research and scholarship, place a mark of distinction on their resumes, and network with peers, faculty, and the public.