Research & Grants
Research is an integral part of the curriculum at Mercy College—and an important part of the teaching and learning experience for undergraduate and graduate students alike.
Research at Mercy aims to contribute to the community, the economy and scholarly discoveries and creation. Through a range of services and efforts, the Office of the Provost supports faculty, staff, and students by cultivating scholarship and research, encouraging and supporting research in emerging areas, and prompting individual researchers and partnerships in order to advance basic and applied knowledge.
Research & the Community
Much of the research conducted by faculty at Mercy College focuses on community issues and has strong potential for community impact. Through study of health, behavioral, organizational, or educational interventions, Mercy faculty are actively engaged in research that tests and demonstrates how to promote effective change that can improve our communities. Working closely with community partners around our region, Mercy faculty also study optimal ways of implementing tested interventions in effective fashion.
The Mercy College Research Salon is a series of gatherings conducted every monthly by and for faculty to discuss and advance research ideas, methods, resources, and related areas of concern. Discussions range over faculty members' specific research as well as broader issues and challenges. The Salon meetings are open to the college community, and are coordinated by Dr. Saul Fisher, Associate Provost for Research, Grants, and Academic Initiatives (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Office of Sponsored Programs
The Office of Sponsored Programs supports the work of Mercy College faculty and staff in seeking external funding for research, teaching and related endeavors.
Mercy College Responsible Conduct of Research Policy
It is the policy of Mercy College that all faculty, staff, and graduate and undergraduate students involved in scientific and empirical research must complete training in the Responsible Conduct of Research. Trainees engaged in research at the undergraduate or graduate level will receive instruction in ethical considerations and decision making in RCR that is appropriate for their disciplines and stage of research education and curricula. Faculty and staff engaged in scientific and empirical research must complete RCR training regardless of funding. It is the responsibility of the faculty researcher to ensure that all applicable team members are informed of this requirement and that the requirement has been met.
Mercy College is committed to broadening participation among students in authentic research in collaboration with faculty. Currently, Mercy students participate in research through a variety of programs, including the McNair Scholars program and the College’s Honors Program, as well as in course-based research opportunities. Undergraduate research, as defined by the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR), is "inquiry or investigation conducted by an undergraduate student that makes an original intellectual or creative contribution discipline." As an institutional member of CUR, and in keeping with AAC&U high-impact educational practices, Mercy College is committed to promoting undergraduate research opportunities, as well as graduate student research opportunities, across the disciplines.
Mercy College is a proud co-sponsor of the Westchester Undergraduate Research Conference.