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University Research Council

The University Research Council (URC) supports the faculty's research, scholarship, and creative activities through a range of competitive grants, the paid leave program, and the Spirit of Inquiry Award.  In addition to helping faculty maintain their intellectual vitality, the grants and leaves are intended as a stepping stone for securing external funding. Faculty should consult with the Office of Research Services (ORS) for assistance with external funding resources. You can reach the URC by emailing URC@depaul.edu.

The URC conducts fall and spring grant competitions.  The fall proposal deadline is October 15th, and the spring deadline is March 15th.  URC paid leave proposals are due by December 15th.  The deadline for the Spirit of Inquiry Award nominations is May 1st. See the following web pages for details and instructions:

University Research Council (URC) Members

Rob Adler
The Theatre School
x5-7962
Blair Davis
College of Communication
x2-7704
John Dean
College of Science and Health
x5-2188
Kalyani Devaki MenonCollege of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
x5-4998
Ning Du
Driehaus College of Business
x2-8308
Stephanie Mason Driehaus College of Business
x2-5628
Arieahn Matamonasa School of Continuing and Professional Studies x6-4364
Thomas Miller
School of Music
x5-4396
Enid Montague
College of Computing and Digital Media x2-1027
Roxanne Owens
College of Education x5-4329
​Heather Quinn
​College of Computing and Digital Media
​x2-1280
Joshua Sarnoff
College of Law
x2-6326
​Wayne Steger
​College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
​x5-4240
Paul Vadola College of Science and Health
x2-7358

Ex officio:

Daniela Stan Raicu Academic Affairs, URC Chair x2-7934
Cate Ekstrom Office of Research Services x2-5412