COVID-19 Research Guidelines and Regulations

For IUP researchers during the COVID-19 pandemic

Our professors make amazing discoveriesall over the world and in our own backyard.

A biology professor discovered a fossil in China that suggested a new timeline for mammals on Earth and published his research in the journal Nature.

An anthropology professor, known for researching sunken ships, led students in a dig 20 miles from campus that unearthed 8,000-year-old artifacts.

On a 60-day expedition to Antarctica, a geoscience professor researched the marine ecology in seafloor core samples to gain information on glaciers and conditions for melting ice.

And that's just tip of the iceberg, so to speak.

Students working in SEM Lab
Students researching at Beaver Run
Archaeology dig in Blairsville

Centers and Institutes

We believe IUP's strengths and resources can make the world better. To share our expertise, our centers and institutes offer services to business and industry, the community, government and human service agencies, educators, and more.

Resources for Researchers

Our researchersstudents and professorsare inspired by curiosity and a passion for their subjects. To help them, IUP brings together information on research funding, conducting responsible research (including use of human or animal subjects), and managing research projects.

IUP Research Expertise

IUP professors uncover amazing things. Dinosaur-era discoveries. Ticks in Pittsburgh parks. Earth's past revealed through core samples of the sea floor. Endangered species, historic shipwrecks, and more. See the university expertise database for opportunities to collaborate and to view research profiles.

Last year, IUP researchers (faculty and staff) received $10,731,157 in externally funded research and scholarly activities. Top funding agencies include the US Department of Education, US Department of Labor, National Science Foundation, PA Dept of Environmental Protection, and PA Dept of Transportation.

Helpful Links


Graduate Student Outstanding Research Award

The School of Graduate Studies and Research is proud to present the 2020–21 Graduate Student Outstanding Research Award. Graduate students who graduated in May, August, or December 2020, or who have finished their project and will graduate in May 2021, are eligible to be nominated by any department offering graduate courses. 

Spring Student Research Grants

Are you working on an interesting research or creative project? Get in your application for the Spring 2021 Student Research Grant! You could get up to $1,000 to support your project, including thesis/dissertation research. Fall applications are due Friday, March 5.

USRC Small Grant Guideline Updates

As the COVID -19 situation continues affecting research and travel, the University Senate Research Committee has implemented temporary changes to the award categories, amounts, and program requirements. 

Student Research Grant Application Closes Friday

Get in your application for the fall 2020 Student Research Grant! You could get up to $1,000 to support your project, including thesis/dissertation research. Fall applications are due Friday, November 6, at 4:30 p.m.

NSF MRI Application

The internal application for the National Science Foundation’s Major Research Instrumentation program is live in InfoReady Review. Applications are due Monday, November 16, 2020. This program provides funding for the acquisition or development of a research instrument.