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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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 

  • COMPUTER SCIENCE: NSF has issued new solicitations for two computer science programs: the core solicitations for Computer and Network Systems (NSF 18-569) and Information and Intelligent Systems (NSF 18-570). New restrictions PIs should be aware of:
    • For both solicitations, NSF requests that start dates do not fall between July 2 and September 30.
    • Evaluation plans are now required.
    • REU Supplement requests can no longer be written in as part of the original proposal - they can only be requested after an award has been made.
    • Visit for further information.

  • GRANTS CONFERENCE: Save the date - November 8-9, 2018 for the 50th National Science Foundation Grants Conference, in New Orleans, Louisiana.
    • Registration will open on Thursday, September 6 at 12:00 PM EST. We encourage you to register as soon as it opens.
    • Visit for more information and to view recordings of last year's event. You can also email

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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