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Academic Research Colloquium

For the Common Good

As a Catholic, Marianist institution dedicated to providing answers to the global issues of our times, the University of Dayton's School of Engineering is excited to announce its 5th annual Academic Research Colloquium (ARC) for Ph.D. candidates and post-doctoral scholars.

The theme of ARC is Research for the Common Good, in celebration of President Eric Spina's vision for the University. Our goal is to help provide avenues of opportunity for future engineering faculty.

ARC 2020

Where: University of Dayton
When:  TBD
Application Deadline: TBD

Program and Participant Information


  • Present scholarly research that connects to the common good;
  • Provide participants with a deeper understanding of the challenges and rewards of a faculty career;
  • Identify emerging and diverse scholars for future faculty positions at UD;
  • Discover a university rich in opportunities for faculty, staff and students where diversity is a valued part of our commitment to creating an open, welcoming and inclusive campus.


  • Must be a Ph.D. or post-doctoral scholar within one to two years of seeking a faculty position;
  • Application must demonstrate academic career and research interests that align with UD's mission and programs;
  • ARC is competitive, with a maximum of 20 all-expense-paid slots available.


  • All travel, lodging and food expenses are paid.
  • Applicants' research may be in early, formative stages; therefore, ARC is an excellent time to receive valuable suggestions and feedback from peers and faculty.
  • Participants enjoy networking opportunities, tours of various research facilities on campus and participate in professional development workshops on interviewing for faculty positions, proposal writing and more.
  • ARC attendees will discover a University rich in opportunities for faculty, staff and students.


  • Applicants will be notified by July 15.

Make a Difference

In keeping with the vibrant teaching and research atmosphere within the School of Engineering, our faculty, staff and students look forward to illuminating presentations by the competitively selected ARC graduate students. The overall ARC topic, Research for the Common Good, is intentionally broad to attract a wide array of promising research topics

Fast Facts

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among all colleges in the U. S. for materials research

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among Catholic colleges in physical S/TEM

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among Catholic colleges in engineering research


Academic Research Colloquium, Ken Bloemer, Ph.D., Director, Visioneering Center

Kettering Laboratories