The Division of Research and Sponsored Programs has moved from Cartwright Hall to the second floor of the Michael Schwartz Center on Summit Street.
All phone extensions will remain the same. Our address and office are updated on the personnel directory on our website.
For any questions or concerns, contact RASP Communications Officer Dan Pompili at 330-672-0731, by mobile at 330-301-1008, or email at dpompili@kent.edu.
Dr. Yanhai Du in the College of Applied Engineering Sustainability and Technology shows students how a spiral fuel cell works

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Our Research

Kent State Biology Professor and Renowned Alzheimer's Researcher Dr. Gemma Casadesus-Smith shows off her lab and students

The Division of Research and Sponsored Programs has long been home to a stellar staff, renowned for helping faculty complete the lengthy process of applying for and obtaining the grants that make great research possible.

RASP staff are working daily to continue to provide outstanding assistance in seeking grant funding, as we phase in a new era for research at Kent State, marked by dynamic promotion of research both internally and externally, attracting new faculty and students with research foci, energizing and uniting the research community across all of Kent State’s campuses; and making research not just part of Kent State’s image but part of its very essence.

Facts & Figures

  • Over the past 20 years, the federal government has invested $355 million in research at Kent State.
  • Studies by the Milken Institute ranked Kent State fifth in the U.S. and Canada in the number of start-up companies formed and patents issued per $1 million in research expenditures.
  • Over 10 years, a $25 million award from the National Science Foundation for a Science and Technology Center at Kent State (ALCOM) focused on advanced optical materials catalyzed nearly $60 million in additional basic and applied research funding.