Sponsored Research

The Office of Research and Innovation supports and encourages faculty and students to engage in research that will help us and our neighbors to live our lives to the fullest. As a one-stop source of information, the Office of Research and Innovation works toward the creation of new knowledge and its application through technology transfer. Current faculty and staff can contact the Office of Research and Innovation for resources and procedural information.

Spring Faculty Development Series

The Offfice of Research and Innovation is pleased to present a our 2022 Spring Faculty Development Series (virtual), featuring the following:

  • "Congratulations! You've been awarded"...So what happens next?
    Presenters: Christine Pollock, Jill Spitznagel & Dr. Jelena Janjic
    Date: January 19, 2022 | Time: 2:00 to 3:00
  • Using the Duquesne Scholarship Collection and Green Open Access to Maximize the Impact of Your Research
    Presenters: Rob Behary & David Nolfi
    Date: February 9, 2022 | Time: 12:00 to 1:00
  • Fulbright Scholar Program
    Presenters: Christine Pollock & Michelle Bolourchi (Fulbright Scholar Program)
    Date: February 17, 2022 | Time: 2:00 to 3:00
  • Graduate Research Symposium
    Graduate student poster sessions and oral presentations
    Online: March 14 to March 18 | In-Person (Tentatively): March 18 
  • Undergraduate Research & Scholarship Symposium
    Undergraduate student poster sessions and oral presentations.
    Online: April 16 - April 20 | In-Person (Tentatively): April 20

DU Faculty are invited to attend! For additional information (including zoom links), visit our DORI site. 

Supporting Discoveries

The Office of Research and Innovation encourages these endeavors through:

  • 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.