Welcome to the website of the Office of Faculty Research (OFR) of ULAB! It is my pleasure to introduce you to the functions of this office.
The OFR is committed to maintaining and sustaining the research infrastructure at ULAB. The office was established under the visionary leadership of Professor Brian Shoesmith in 2010. Dr. Shoesmith initiated the Faculty Research Grant scheme at ULAB which has been exemplary among Bangladeshi universities. The OFR, under my supervision since 2016, has continued this culture and extended the scope of the office to provide ULAB faculty members with several other services and resources. Further information on these services and resources is available throughout this website and I invite you to explore them.
– Din M Sumon Rahman, PhD
Professor and Director
The Office of Faculty Research (OFR) is the designated office at ULAB committed to developing the scholarship of faculty members through research. The OFR envisions the development of an enabling and sustainable research infrastructure at ULAB which is at the core of the university’s mission, vision, and guiding principles. The main objective of the OFR is to mentor faculty members across disciplines on the rigors of writing research proposals, collecting and processing data, and writing research reports and publishable articles in refereed journals from the research projects undertaken with financial support from the university and beyond. The OFR is also dedicated to offering opportunities to faculty members in all academic units and encouraging participation in collaborative and interdisciplinary research projects, locally and internationally.
Being a liberal arts university, ULAB encourages its faculty to produce original work on areas such as:
Services and Resources
The Office of Faculty Research offers the following services and resources to aid in developing ULAB as a research-based university: