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Undergraduate Research

Current Funding Opportunities

Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship

The Duquesne University Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship is a highly competitive fellowship that will be awarded to ONE undergraduate student so that he/she may conduct a more in-depth study of a topic. The recipient of the Fellowship will receive a $3,500 summer stipend. 

Deadline: January 10, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.

Undergraduate Summer Research Grants

The Duquesne University Undergraduate Summer Research Grants are competitive grants that will help support your work on a small-scale research project. Awards can be used by a student, or a group of students. Awards are $500 for individual projects and $1,000 for a group project.

Deadline: January 10, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.

Presentation Opportunities

In additional to the opportunities listed below, students should check with their department or faculty advisor for discipline-specific opportunities. 

NCUR - National Conference on Undergraduate Research

Wednesday, April 4-Saturday, April 7, 2018
University of Central Oaklahoma

PA-URC - Pennsylvania Undergraduate Research at the Capitol

The URC-PA poster Conference is an educational event allowing the undergraduate students enrolled in Pennsylvania's colleges and universities to showcase their research talents to the Commonwealth's key decision-makers.

The 2018 PA-URC will take place April 17, 2018.
Please note that interested students should contact Duquesne's Office of Research in order to apply internally.

Duquesne University Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Symposium

Held annually each spring by the Office of Research, the Undergraduate Research & Scholarship Symposium (URSS) provides Duquesne University undergraduates the opportunity to share their research and other forms of scholarship with faculty, peers, and the local community.The Symposium encourages undergraduates from all areas of study to engage in research opportunities early-on in their academic career.

Check the URSS website for deadlines and other information.

Bayer School of Natural & Environmental Sciences - Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium

The 2015 Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium is a celebration of undergraduate research in the sciences in the Greater Pittsburgh area, offering an exciting opportunity for student researchers, science faculty, and area professionals to interact and share in undergraduate research.

Publication Opportunities 

Once a projects has been properly established, undergraduates are encouraged to take their research and knowledge to the next level by exploring the possibility of undergraduate publication.

Midwest Journal of Undergraduate Research

The Midwest Journal of Undergraduate Research is seeking student manuscripts from any discipline to be considered for publication in their 2018 issue. The submission deadline is January 15, 2018. Click "Call for Papers" for more information.

Midwest Journal Flyer

View a list of journals - both print and electronic - that are willing to review and potentially accept research articles from undergraduate students. Undergraduates are encouraged to speak with their faculty advisor if you are interested in pursuing one of these opportunities.

At Duquesne, undergraduate research opportunities include the sciences, but extend far beyond:
  • Music student Jason Hoffmann won the Outstanding Community-Engaged Scholarship Award at the 2014 Undergraduate Research & Scholarship Symposium for his project, "Reality versus virtual experience of war: Lecture recital on the opera, War Without End."
  • An award-winning production by an interfaith documentary team that captured the return of an 83-year-old Holocaust survivor to his concentration camp in Poland.
  • Opportunities to attend statewide and national research symposia such as the Pennsylvania Undergraduate Research at the Capitol.
  • Duquesne University undergraduates have the opportunity to participate each year in the Undergraduate Research & Scholarship Symposium.
  • The National Science Foundation's Research Experience for Undergraduates