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Research Resources

Roadmap for Externally Funded Grant Projects

DePaul has numerous resources available to aid your efforts in finding, applying for, and managing external funding to support your research, programmatic, pedagogical or other creative activities. This site includes the categories to identify steps in the grants process and includes links to the various departments and resources dedicated to helping DePaul faculty and staff navigate this work.

Office of Research Services

The Office of Research Services (ORS) promotes, facilitates, and supports research, scholarship, teaching, and creative activities that are conducted by DePaul University faculty, students, and staff. For more information, visit the ORS website.

University Research Council

DePaul offers ten internal research grant programs with two application deadlines, one in fall (October 15th) and one in spring (March 15th). Many of these programs aim to encourage teams of faculty from across academic units to engage in interdisciplinary investigations of research problems, support the efforts of faculty to enhance their research through engagement with an international partner institution or faculty member, and provide support for equipment and research related conferences. For more details on these grant programs, including funding levels, see the Academic Affairs webpage.

Academic Growth and Innovation Fund (AGIF)

The AGIF program was established in 2018 with an annual budget of $2M to encourage and support innovative academic ideas that will positively affect DePaul revenue within the next 3 years. Two deadlines have been established for AGIF grant proposals: December 10th and February 15th. Proposals may range from projects involving the collection of data needed to conceptualize an innovative idea, to projects ready for full implementation and can be submitted under one of the following three programs: idea/concept generation, prototype/working model, and institutional adoption/commercialization. Additional details are available on the Academic Growth and Innovation Fund webpage.

Scholarly Communication

Via Sapientiae is the institutional repository that supports DePaul's goal of academic enhancement by collecting, organizing, and providing open access to scholarly works produced by the University's faculty, staff, centers, institutes, and students. For more information, visit the Via Sapientiae website.

Find an Expert

DePaul faculty and staff subject matter experts are available to provide insights and commentary on the news of the day. Search the Experts Guide to identify a relevant subject matter expert.

Art Museum

DePaul Art Museum (DPAM) is a dynamic, inclusive space for art and ideas to connect people across local, national and international communities. The museum’s exhibitions, public programs, and permanent collection advance knowledge and understanding in a global society. For more information, visit the Museum website.

Give to Research at DePaul

DePaul welcomes the opportunity to work with a broad range of private foundations and corporations to maximize the impact of the university’s academic expertise, research efforts and community engagement initiatives. For more information on how to partner with our faculty, staff and students working on innovative solutions to strengthen communities and solve problems, visit the Foundation Relations and the Corporate Relations websites.

Institutional Research & Market Analytics (IRMA)

Institutional Research & Market Analytics (IRMA) activities include institutional benchmarking, market research, studies of academic progress and outcomes, university admission and enrollment reporting and data management. For more information, visit IRMA website.