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Internal Funding

Duquesne University’s Faculty Development Fund (FDF) grant competition for FY 2022. 

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 previously received FDF awards.

The proposal deadline is 4:30 PM, Tuesday, January 18, 2022.  Proposals must be prepared in accordance with the format outlined in the guidelines, and submitted to the Office of Research, 308C Administration Building, by 4:30 PM.  Proposals submitted after the deadline will be returned without review. Please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Research with questions that may arise during the development of your proposal.


Internal Funding Opportunities

There are many internal funding opportunities available through the University. Please review via the link above.


External Funding

Congratulations to Dr. Inah Kim who received a Hunkele Dreaded Disease Research Award in the amount of $14,013.68.  Funds will support her project entitled “Fatigability in Lung Cancer Survivors.”


Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) Grants  

IFYC will offer $4,000 grants to campus educators (faculty or staff), supporting curricular or co-curricular projects that explore the intersection of faith and health in courses, on campus, or in the wider community. The grant participants will meet monthly with cohort groups for support, brainstorming, and collaboration. Participants will be encouraged to share their learning broadly within their fields. 

Applications are due by January 17, and we will notify applicants of their status by January 3t.  


Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention-Mobile Health Training Program (NEPQR-MHTP): HRSA-22-056

The application deadline is February 22, 2022. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) released this new Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) announcement to increase and strengthen the diversity, education, and training of the nursing workforce to provide culturally aligned quality care in rural and underserved areas where there are health care disparities related to access and delivery of care. This program will provide enhanced education and training opportunities within collaborative, reciprocal partnerships, utilizing community-based, nurse-led mobile units.

The Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention-Mobile Health Training Program (NEPQR-MHTP) aims to strengthen the capacity of nursing students to address and manage Social Determinants of Health and improve health equity for vulnerable populations in rural and underserved areas. The NEPQR-MHTP aims to expand on the nursing education provided by emphasizing leadership and effective communication skills as well as innovative technological methods (i.e. telehealth) to deliver quality care in a rural or underserved environment.

HRSA anticipates awarding approximately $35 million to 35 award recipients.

Join the technical assistance webinar: January 20, 2022, 2:00 – 4:00 PM ET. This webinar will provide information about the application and requirements.


QSR International Research Grant for Early Career Researchers

Often the most innovative research comes from those just starting their careers. QSR International is once again supporting the next generation of qualitative research innovation with a grant just for those starting out in their research careers.

The Grant will allow for $25,000 USD in funding over two years to an Early Career Researcher with a project that shows promise and contribution to knowledge.

The grant is open to all Early Career Researchers worldwide.