The Research Office

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

Open Forums for Faculty to meet candidates for the following positions are to be held as follows:
  • Director of Sponsored Programs - Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 10:15 a.m. in 2045 Human Health - Melinda Brakenberry
  • Research Development Officer, Engineering - Monday, June 18, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. in 275 Engineering Center - Lori Simoes
NOW ON TWITTER! @OaklandResearch #OaklandResearch

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 Updates -

Division of Chemistry: Disciplinary Research Programs (June 8, 2018)

  • The Division of Chemistry has now combined its nine separate disciplinary research programs into a single solicitation and changed both the number of proposals, and the ways in which they can be submitted, to those programs. (Note: CAREER, MRI, REU Sites, supplements, EAGER, RAPID, and RAISE proposals are not included within these restrictions).  More information in the Program Solicitation.

Removal of Deadlines for the Core Programs in the Directorate for Engineering (June 7, 2018)

  • For core programs in CBET, CMMI, ECCS and EEC, the Directorate for Engineering is eliminating all unsolicited proposal deadlines effective August 15, 2018. Important details included in Dear Colleague Letter.

New Program: Evolutionary Processes (May 30, 2018)

  • NSF is merging two programs in its Directorate for Biological Sciences. Evolutionary Ecology and Evolutionary Genetics are merging into a single new program, Evolutionary Processes. There’s no change in scope of either program: proposals that would’ve been appropriate for either of the old programs are eligible for submission to the new one. The change also applies to proposals submitted under the Division of  Environmental Biology’s (DEB) core solicitation, CAREER proposals, Research Coordination Network (RCN), and LTREB (Long-Term Research in Environmental Biology). Read the Dear Colleague Letter for details.

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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