Research at Kent State University
Research for Life at Kent State focuses on solving major global challenges we face as a society - in healthcare, energy and sustainability. Research for Life means enriching lives through our cultural and artistic endeavors, educating the next generation of educators, and inquiring deeply into the human condition.
It also describes Kent State’s commitment to the regional, state and national economies. Through our research endeavors we are ensuring the future economic well-being of our region and state.
Our mission is to provide the resources, facilities and services needed by Kent State faculty and students to conduct groundbreaking, globally relevant research and scholarship.
We identify funding opportunities, mentor and train researchers and guide investigators in fulfilling grant requirements. We encourage collaboration and student participation in research and we partner with industry. on new technologies and commercialization.
Research for Life: Research Tells a Story
The 2015 Research for Life magazine explores how great research tells a fascinating story. The stories in this issue ask such diverse questions as: Why does the Civil War continue to fascinate us, 150 years later? What can we learn from big data? How does where you are born affect your life story? What can new 3D imaging techniques tell us about the progress of disease? How did an accidental discovery in the lab lead to the launch of a new company? Follow these stories and more.
Invested in Research
The Division of Research and Sponsored Programs (RASP) builds research capabilities at Kent State by increasing research funding, identifying new areas for investment and expanding the university’s economic impact through technology commercialization.
We work with faculty to identify and develop research interests, find funding, and prepare high-quality proposals. The division negotiates grants and contracts, provides post-award management services, and ensures that Kent State research complies with federal and state regulations and policies.
Through partnerships with industry, RASP provides access to technologies and intellectual property for commercial development.