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Internal Funding

Apply Now for Duquesne University’s Hunkele Dreaded Disease Award 

The Hunkele Award is a grant competition that 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.

Submitted by Melissa Kalarchian

2021/22 Paluse Faculty Research Grant Opportunity for FT Faculty

The Paluse Faculty Research Grant is a University-wide funding opportunity. It supports scholarly research that reflects the Catholic Spiritan mission and identity of Duquesne University.

Grants are open to full-time faculty working in any academic discipline and are intended to lead, at minimum, to publication in a reputable peer-reviewed journal. Up to two $6,000 grants will be awarded this academic year.


  • Nov 18, 2021 – Preliminary proposals due
  • Dec 15, 2021 – Applications due
  • Feb   1, 2022 – Awards announced
  • June 1, 2023 – Report of project outcomes due

The Paluse Faculty Research Grant is made possible by the generous gift of Fr. Richard V. Paluse.

Internal Funding Opportunities

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

External Funding

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.

NIH – UE5 Education Projects

The NIH Research Education Program (UE5) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The overarching goal of this UE5 program is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs.

Application budgets may not exceed direct costs of $250,000 over the course of the project period.

Submitted by Melissa Kalarchian