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.

Fall Faculty Development Series


The Offfice of Research and Innovation is pleased to present a our 2021 Fall Faculty Development Series (virtual), featuring the following workshops:

  • Sept 29, Oct 6, Oct. 20, Nov. 3: 4-Session Grant Writing Workshop
  • Sept. 21: Meet the Associate Provost: Elisabeth Healey
  • Oct. 14: Meet the Associate Provost: Melissa Kalarchian
  • Oct. 19: Deciding What Kind of Review to Do: Systematic, Scoping or Integrative...
  • Nov. 3: Research Spotlight: Utilizing Mixed Methods to Improve Medication Reconciliation
  • Nov. 9: Fulbright U.S. Scholar - Panel Discussion for Faculty
  • Nov. 17: Mentoring and Engaging Students in Research
  • Dec. 1: "Congratulations! You've been awarded....So what happens next
  • Dec 7: Intellectual Property and Patents: Protecting and Maximizing Your Ideas

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.