Faculty Research Resources
CDM and DePaul's Office of Academic Affairs offer many funding opportunities for faculty, designed to encourage research effort and support student involvement. Many of the grants emphasize interdisciplinary research and creative activities both across different schools within CDM and between different academic units within DePaul. Faculty also have opportunities to request funding for travel to research conferences.
CDM Collaborative Research and Creative Activity Grant: The grant was initiated to encourage interdisciplinary research and creative activities collaborations across the three Schools. The program that will fund two (2) awards per year up to $6000 to be used over a 12 month period. Funds can be used to cover research assistants, equipment, payments for study participants, student travel to conferences, etc. Collaborative research grants may be used as seed or bridge grants for long-term projects prior to seeking external funding. Faculty who receive this award will be recognized as a CDM Research Fellows.
The Call for Proposals can be found at:
RFUMS-DePaul Collaborative Research Pilot Grant: In Spring 2013, DePaul initiated a research grant program to fund collaboration with Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (RFUMS). More info at:
Faculty Summer Research Grant (Summer 2019): The goal of the Faculty Summer Research Grants is to enhance the research environment and creative activities at CDM and to help faculty be more competitive when applying for external grants. The program is designed to support ongoing research and creative activities as well as to provide support for faculty who want to develop new projects. CDM full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty are eligible to apply. More info at:
University Research Council (URC) Grants
Collaborative Research Grants are intended to encourage innovative research, scholarship, and creative projects involving multiple faculty members across academic units and disciplines who are engaged in interdisciplinary investigations of research problems. Faculty should apply for Collaborative Research Grants in teams with the lead investigator submitting the application on behalf of the team. A successful application will result in up to $5,000 in research funds. Faculty members may apply for solo and collaborative URC grants simultaneously. Collaborative research grants may be used as seed or bridge grants in a start-up or a longer-term project that seeks external funding. More info at:
Competitive Research Grants Program provides up to $3,500 to defray expenses associated with specific research projects likely to result in some form of scholarly publication and/or lead to external funding, or directly foster further inquiry. For instance, the funds can be used to fund graduate students to work on a specific research project under the supervision of the faculty receiving the grant. Applications’ deadlines are March 15th and October 15th, annually. More info at:
Provost's Collaborative Research Fellowship Program is intended to encourage research efforts involving multiple faculty members across academic units who are engaged in interdisciplinary investigations of research problems. Interested faculty should apply for the fellowship program in interdisciplinary teams of up to four with each team being composed of faculty from multiple academic units (e.g., the faculty on the team cannot be from a single local academic unit). The lead faculty member should submit the application on behalf of the team. Successful applications will result in: a) A $20,000 grant which funds the research team's efforts for up to two years, b) Dedicated space for the research team on the Loop campus for one year, and c) A stipend of $2,000 and recognition as a "Research Fellow" for each faculty member on the team. More info at:
Graduate Research Assistant Program The graduate research assistant program offers valuable learning opportunities and financial support to graduate students to assist and collaborate with faculty members in their research and creative work. This program is intended to provide students meaningful research experience assisting faculty on a research project or creative activity that is related to the students’ academic studies/pursuits. More info at: /academics/research/Pages/GRAP.aspx
Research Conference Program offers grants of up to $4,000 (per event) to support research¬-related conferences hosted by DePaul University. The deadlines are October 15th and March 15th for events scheduled to occur within twelve months of the application date. Applications should be submitted at least six months before the proposed event is scheduled to take place. More info at:
Research Equipment Grants are intended to provide funding for the purchase or rental of research-related equipment that would enhance and expand upon the research efforts of tenured and tenure-track DePaul faculty members. The council will consider requests for subsidies of up to $3,500 per grant. More info at:
Undergraduate Research Assistant Program The Undergraduate Research Assistantship Program (URAP) has been created to support DePaul faculty in their pursuit of research and the creation of knowledge. This program provides valuable learning opportunities and financial support for undergraduate students to assist and collaborate with faculty members who conduct research projects and are engaged in creative and scholarly activities. More info at: