Internal Funding Opportunities

The following opportunities take place annually through the Office of Research and are announced via email through the university fac-list. Check with your individual department or school for possible funding opportunities, or log onto DORI for a larger list of internal funding opportunities.

Charles Henry Leach II Fund

Deadline: Monday, March 28, 2022

Leach Fund Guidelines

The Charles Henry Leach II Fund grant competition is designed to benefit Duquesne University faculty and University-related projects that focus on:
• The prevention of cruelty to animals
• The mental and/or physical health and education of underprivileged and/or abused children
• The protection of the environment
• Scientific research

Hunkele Dreaded Disease

Deadline: Friday, November 5, 2021

Hunkele Guidelines

Hunkele Budget Form

Budget Narrative

The Duquesne University Hunkele Dreaded Disease Award is administered as a competitive grants program. It provides money for investigators conducting biomedical research on major, life-threatening diseases, such as cancer, heart disease, and diabetes that could ultimately lead to a direct cure for the disease. All full-time, tenure-track or tenured faculty are eligible to apply; funding is $10,000.

Faculty Development Fund

Deadline: Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 4:30 P.M.

Faculty Development Fund Guidelines

FDF Budget Form

FDF Budget Narrative Form

FDF awards are seed money, designed to help faculty begin their scholarly work or initiate work in a new direction.

Preference will be given to junior faculty and to multidisciplinary projects. Eligible projects may be funded up to $10,000.

All full-time tenure-track or tenured faculty are eligible, regardless of the number of previous FDF awards that they have received

Presidential Scholarship Award

Through this annual writing award, faculty may receive up to $5,000 to complete preparation of a manuscript for publication as an article or book, or to complete a music recording.

Deadline is Monday, February 22, 2021

Preference will be given to those scholarly works that do not directly result in remuneration, such as textbooks.

Because this project is designed as a summer writing grant, individuals will be expected to have completed all of the research required for this project prior to submission to this grant competition.

All full-time tenure track or tenured faculty are eligible to apply.
Proposals are evaluated by a review committee composed of University scholars, including previous Presidential Scholarship Award recipients.
In making the awards, the committee will give preference to those disciplines where outside research funds are generally unavailable