Strengthening the ability for faculty to conduct cutting-edge research is a top priority at Dedman College. The Dean’s Research Council provides competitively awarded seed funding for faculty research. This support helps our faculty to compete for larger grants and fellowships from outside SMU. For every $1 invested in the Dean’s Research Council grants, faculty win an average of $11 in outside funding. Strong research programs have a direct impact on the quality of educational experiences available to our students. 100% of donations to the Dean’s Research Council go toward faculty research.
Dean's Research Council
Recent DRC Winners
Professor of Chemistry, A New Quantum Chemical Toolbox for Structural Biology – Applied to the Building Blocks of DNA
Associate Professor of History, DePole Humanities Award, “The Burden is Heavy, We Need the Men”: Gendered Knowledge in the 1959 Rebellions in South Africa
Assistant Professor of History, Recovering the Rent Revolution, an Archival and Digital Expedition
DRC Distinguished Award winners