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Liberty University Research

At Liberty, We’re Committed to Research

Liberty University celebrates academic curiosity and creativity. We approach research with a spirit of discovery, rushing across the line in the sand that says to go no further. We challenge the idea of the impossible and the unknowable.

Research is actively present across our 15 different schools, each with unique passions and drives. From biology and chemistry to graphic design to medicine, Liberty is opening doors to faculty and students to study and pursue research in their area of interest.

Whether you’re an undergraduate student, a graduate student, or faculty – we have research opportunities ready and waiting for you.

Offices Involved in University Research

Office of Sponsored Programs & Research

Sponsored Programs

The Office of Sponsored Programs & Research helps students and faculty through the research grant process – from submitting your grant proposal through receiving a research award.

Office of Research Ethics

Research Ethics Office

The Office of Research Ethics includes the Institutional Review Board (IRB), Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), and the Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC).

Schools Involved in University Research

College of Osteopathic Medicine

Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine (LUCOM)

The Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine (LUCOM) Center for Research supports research opportunities for its student-doctors in their area of interest. LUCOM’s Pre-Clinical Research Elective provides student-doctors with hands-on experience in biomedical research.

The Graduate School

The Graduate School (TGS)

The Graduate School (TGS) at Liberty provides research opportunities for graduate student, including an annual research week event. TGS also maintains the Liberty University Journal of Graduate Research, Fidei et Veritatis.

Find Research Funding Opportunities

Internal Funding

Liberty Funding Opportunities

Liberty University supports research across various academic disciplines by offering internally funded awards. The Office of Sponsored Programs & Research (OSPR) manages the internal award process along with input from an advisory board. Find funding opportunities through OSPR and other sources:

External Funding

External Funding Opportunities

The Office of Sponsored Programs & Research (OSPR) can help you find funding opportunities, apply for research grants, and manage your awards.

The OSPR also keeps track of new external funding opportunities available to faculty and students such as federal and foundation grants.

Liberty’s Annual Research Week Event

Liberty University holds an annual research week where graduate and undergraduate students can showcase their results from months of research through rigorous inquiry and analysis.

Topics range from the implementation of unmanned aircraft in wilderness rescue missions to the effectiveness of drama therapy in treating mental illness to the prevalence of fungal pathogens in newts.

Annual Research Week

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