About Research and Sponsored Programs


Our mission is to provide the resources, facilities and services needed for Kent State University faculty, staff and students to conduct groundbreaking, globally relevant research and scholarship.

Strategic Initiatives

• Build research capabilities in areas of global need
• Increase internal and external resources for research
• Build academic industrial, clinical, government and foundation partnerships
• Expand our economic impact
• Create a culture of student research
• Expand our outreach

Centennial Research Park

Kent State’s Centennial Research Park provides space and support for specialized companies to thrive and grow near the university. The 41,000-square-foot research park houses high-tech start-up companies that have their roots in liquid crystal research activities launched at Kent State.

Workshops and Events

RASP Staff Directory