Research ServicesAdvancing Knowledge
Internal research grants are available.
Graduate Student Research Support Fund
The Graduate Student Research Support Fund provides support for the purchase of supplies (e.g., expendables, surveys, gift cards for subjects).
Graduate Student Research Support Travel Grant
This grant provides funding to students for travel to present at regional or national conferences.
There are two types of Research Assistantship funding available to masters and doctoral students, internal funding through RMUoHP and external contract funding. External requires specific contract-based research, which may be applied toward partial or complete fulfillment of thesis or dissertation requirements depending on the nature of the project. Internal funding and tuition waivers are dependent upon graduate status (i.e., master or doctoral level).
Residential Research Assistantship Information & Forms
Post-Doctoral Fellows/Visiting Scholars/Visiting Professors
If you are seeking to visit RMUoHP during a sabbatical or as part of an international visits, please contact the Director of the ORSP, Dr. Bob Pettitt, at
SPIN Funding Database
The University utilizes Qualtrics for survey development and analysis. Qualtrics is a simple to use web-based survey tool to conduct survey research, evaluations, and other data collection activities. With Qualtrics you can build and send surveys and analyze responses. RMUoHP students and faculty can receive their own accounts for developing, storing, and evaluating data for their own research.
Dr. Emily Dykstra, Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness, is a Qualtrics Research Core Expert and is available to provide consultation to faculty and students. Contact Dr. Dykstra at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Presentations & Printing
Presentation templates are available for students’s, faculty, and alumni use at professional or scientific meetings. Each template has modifiable headings and content, but provides general guidelines for traditional poster presentations. Presentations related to all research, capstone, or coursework activities completed at RMUoHP should include the RMUoHP logo. Students MUST seek faculty or administrative approval (as appropriate) prior to using a poster template. This will allow the students to both learn from the faculty mentor and display the best quality poster presentation. Additionally, PowerPoint templates are available for general use.
Questions related to original research and presentation should be directed to the appropriate faculty, Graduate Program Director, or Director of Research.
Posters can be printed free of charge for current RMUoHP faculty, staff, and students. Poster files must be in a PowerPoint or pdf file, the sizing is 3 feet by 4 feet, and must utilize the official RMUoHP poster template. Email posters to ORSP@rm.edu with your name, department, the size requested, and where you will be presenting. Posters must be emailed to ORSP at least two weeks prior to the date you want to pick them up.
The Office of Research and Sponsored Projects, in collaboration with the Academic Research Committee, hosts an annual Scholarship Symposium. The symposium is an opportunity for university and community members to share current scholarship findings and learn from others within the scope of healthcare practice and education.
Previous Symposium Research