Faculty Research

Xavier's Successes in Enhancing Research and Scholarship

In the past decade, Xavier has embarked on an ambitious, strategic initiative to enhance its scholarship and research competitiveness across all disciplines. For example, among the nation's 105 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Xavier currently ranks 4th in Health and Human Services (HHS) funding. Among all universities in the nation, Xavier is among the top 19% in National Science Foundation (NSF) funding and among the top 16% in HHS funding. In FY15-16, Xavier received a total of $20.6 million in external funding, including over $10 million dedicated to scientific research. Faculty across the university are engaged in diverse and exciting research opportunities. 

Faculty Research by the Numbers

Tulane-Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research
Student and Faculty
Science & Pharmacy Research Programs

ADVANCE: Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions (ADVANCE)

The ADVANCE program seeks to develop systemic approaches to increase the participation and advancement of women in academic STEM careers. For more information on the program, please view the ADVANCE brochure here.

Centers & Organizations

Pharmaceutical Research

Due to a national shortage of pharmacists who go on to get their Ph.D. a serious lack of candidates are qualified to become pharmacy faculty.  Xavier University's College of Pharmacy faculty attempts to involve their students in research experiences so they might be stimulated to go on to obtain the Ph.D. 


 The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Faculty Development promotes the University's mission through the development of faculty across all career stages and areas of professional responsibility and supports faculty in multiple areas, including the scholarship of teaching, to advance the art and science of teaching and learning through its comprehensive facilities and resources, creative and relevant initiatives, and expert staff.

Center for Undergraduate Research and Graduate Opportunity (CURGO)

To help facilitate undergraduate research, Xavier created the Center for Undergraduate Research and Graduate Opportunity (CURGO) which provides funding for undergraduate research projects, helps students locate research opportunities both within the university and off-campus, and organizes a yearly Festival of Scholars, allowing undergraduates to present their research results.

Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium

Xavier's Mission within the LCRC is to facilitate the development of cancer research at Xavier by providing research funding opportunities, developing research infrastructure and supporting core facilities that will support current and future faculty as independent and collaborative research partners within the Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium.

Xavier RCMI Program

The proposed RCMI Center for Cancer Research will expand on our existing research infrastructure and enhance support for talented investigators to conduct innovative, collaborative research with translational potential. We expect the proposed work will position Xavier to become a leader in addressing this major health problem, especially in minority populations, and in eliminating health disparities.

World-Class Research and Faculty