The Research Office

Wilson Hall
371 Wilson Boulevard
Rochester, Michigan 48309-4486
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(248) 370-2762
(248) 370-4111

The Research Office

Oakland University provides state-of-the-art research facilities and a rich, collaborative environment for our faculty and students in support of their research and educational activities. OU is recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as one of the nation’s doctoral research universities. We are proud of the wide spectrum of research and other scholarly and creative activities made possible by the excellence of our faculty, students, facilities and institutional culture that is inclusive of all disciplines.

The Research Office provides the necessary administrative infrastructure for investigators, and strongly encourages the involvement of students in research. OU is committed to the highest ethical standards in the conduct of research, which are essential for sustaining an excellent research program that contributes to the well-being of our local, national and global communities.

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All About the Research Office! (updated August 2018)

Click here for the ANNUAL RESEARCH REPORT (FY18).


ANNOUNCING ARMS - Advanced Research Methodology Services

The Research Office is launching Advanced Research Methodology Services (ARMS), which aims to help faculty improve the quality of the research design and data analysis sections of their grant proposals. The ARMS team will assist with research and analysis upon receipt of funding. We are in the process of building an ARMS team, and are seeking faculty to serve as methodological consultants in areas of their expertise. Contact ARMS Coordinator Dennis Condron to join the team, or to access ARMS for assistance with your own proposal.
Word documents with more information can be downloaded with the links below:

ARMS Recruitment (for faculty who would like to be part of the ARMS team)

ARMS Summary (for faculty who would like assistance with their grant proposal)

 |  Fall 2016 - OU Research Magazine

How did life on Earth evolve? Can life be created from non-life?

Fabia Battistuzzi, Ph.D., assistant professor of Biological Sciences at Oakland University, may be en route to the answers. “We are developing the tools to create a deeper understanding of life’s evolutionary history,” she said.  LEARN MORE

NSF UPDATE - Issuance of a Revised Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (NSF 19-1)

NIH UPDATE - Changes to the R15 Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA), and Introducing the Research Enhancement Award Program (REAP) (12/14/18)

  • Read more here. Note that new/old eligibility criteria differ for non-graduate, non-health professional components and for graduate or health professional components.


Upcoming Workshops and Events

Complete information about workshops posted here.

Oakland University is a member of the  Michigan Corporate Relations Network (MCRN), a statewide university network designed to create partnerships that will connect Michigan's corporations to critical university assets to help promote innovative research and grow Michigan's economy. 

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