Research at Boston College
Boston College is dedicated to conducting nationally and internationally significant research that advances insight and understanding, enriches culture, and addresses pressing social needs. Through their research projects, BC faculty also foster the intellectual development and personal formation of Boston College students. Overview...
An awareness of all the current guidelines and practices of the responsible conduct of research is critical to research activities at BC.
Centers and Institutes
BC hosts over 20 Research Centers and Institutes which allow faculty and students to cooperate on research and teaching.
Opportunities for Postdoctoral Researchers
Information regarding opportunities and benefits for Postdoctoral Researchers.
Opportunities for Students
Students who are interested in conducting research at BC will find important information here.
Essential Resources for Research
There are numerous invaluable resources available to BC researchers.
Giving in Support of Research
There are a number of ways in which individuals and corporations can help to underwrite the cost of research at BC.
Funding Deadlines and Opportunities
NSF Proposal Deadlines
NIH Proposal Deadlines
NIH General Funding Opportunities
BC Frontrow - Media view of selected BC cultural and scholarly events
BC Webcams - Live video (24/7) coverage of the O'Neill Library Plaza and Gasson Quad
@BC - Multimedia productions that illuminate Boston College and address its institutional themes and concerns
Boston College Chronicle - The bi-weekly newspaper from Public Affairs
China Gateway - A new site that focuses on research resources in Chinese history and culture. It offers an entry point to some of the vast and ever-changing internet and print materials on China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and the Chinese diaspora, as well as learning modules and an introduction to China-related resources at Boston College and in the greater Boston community.
Studying the Super-rich
An advance look at findings from an ambitious study of how wealthy Americans think, live and give - conducted by the Center for Wealth and Philanthropy - is featured in the April issue of The Atlantic | CWP Director Paul Schervish - author of the new book Wealth and the Will of God - also was interviewed about the study by NPR 'On Point' and WGN-Chicago
The New Unemployables
A study co-authored by the Sloan Center on Aging & Work shows that despite improving job data, older unemployed workers are having more trouble finding work, as companies favor less-experienced, cheaper candidates. Center Research Director Jacquelyn James discussed the findings on CBS Sunday Morning | Video
Lynch School of Education Associate Professor Rebekah Levine Coley has received a $900,000 grant from the MacArthur Foundation to study the link between housing and the well-being of children from low-income families. News release
Clean Energy Boost
Chemist Dunwei Wang reports that a nanonets structure developed in his lab enhances efforts to extract hydrogen from water for clean fuel. The findings are published by the online Journal of the American Chemical Society. News release | Sampling of coverage: R&D Magazine, Science Daily, Nanotechwire, Nanowerk
$1M Keck Grant
Boston College has been awarded a $1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation to support a team of University researchers in developing a new nanoscale microscope. More
President Leahy's Comments on Research