Office of Research

2024 Call for Abstracts
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Research Grants

Funding is available for graduate students, faculty, and for travel support

Research Assistantships

There is Research Assistantship funding available for masters and doctoral students. Funding is available through RMU and external sources.

Survey Development

RMU utilizes Qualtrics for survey development and analysis. Students and faculty can receive their own account for developing, storing, and evaluating data.

SPIN Funding Database

SPIN is a funding database that provides a broad range of funding opportunities from federal, governmental, international, private, and corporate funders.

Presentations & Printing

Presentation templates are available for use. Posters can be printed free of charge for current RMU faculty, staff, and students.

Institutional Review Board

Learn more about the Institutional Review Board (IRB), its role, and the resources available to investigators.

Research Publications

RMU students, faculty, and staff are continually engaged in scholastic research. Click below to view current research and our scholarship symposium.

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Scholarship Symposiums

View information from our current and past scholarship symposiums.

Past Symposiums

Roundtable Recording

Roundtable Recordings

 Click below to view past roundtable recordings.


A showcase of the ongoing research in the laboratory.

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BSL2 Roundtable

View the Biosafety Level 2 Roundtable promoting the use of the laboratory.

Research Staff

Office of Research Mission

The mission of the Office of Research is to reduce barriers for faculty and students to achieve greater success in research and scholarship. Our office provides support to on-going research groups, consultation for research design and statistical analysis, and many more services. We are continually expanding our university’s research capacity with new hardware and software and engaging in discussions with new partners that will help attract contracts and scholarly support for our faculty and students.

Thomas Cappaert

Thomas Cappaert


Interim Director of the Office of Research & Sponsored Projects


Paula Johnson

Paula Johnson


 Alysse Brabson

Alysse Brabson

BS Secondary Education

Assistant/Survey Specialist for the Office of Research & Sponsored Projects


Kirsten Thornhill

Kirsten Thornhill


Residential Research Assistant

Denisse Castaneda

Denisse Castaneda

BS Cellular and Molecular Biochemistry