Dr. Yanhai Du in the College of Applied Engineering Sustainability and Technology shows students how a spiral fuel cell works

Fund Your Research

Kent State Biologist, Dr. Heather Caldwell, works in her lab.

Funding opportunities are not always easy to find, but a free tool is available to all Kent State faculty and students that can make all the difference. This support service is called Pivot, and it provides a weekly email notifying you of funding opportunities directly in your field of interest.

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Use the Pivot quick search tool for a list of funding opportunities in your area of interest.


Our Research

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.

Kent State’s research identity will be shaped largely by emphasizing and facilitating collaboration among colleges, departments, faculty, and even business partners. This collaborative focus is why we say that Kent State Research is Where Fields Collide.

Contact RASP Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 330-672-0709, or feel free to use our staff directory to find the RASP team member who can best help you find the funding you need, prepare your application, set up your start-up, or find an opportunity to collaborate on impactful research.

Facts & Figures

  • Over the past 20 years, the federal government has invested $366 million in research at Kent State.
  • Proposal submissions have increased 31% over the past five years
  • 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.