Division of Research and Sponsored Programs | Kent State University

Division of Research and Sponsored Programs

When you combine the sharp minds, unique interests and bold visions of our dynamic community of scholars, research breakthroughs can be made in the greatest forms. We are leading innovation in healthcare, business, media, fashion, nonprofits, teaching and many other high-impact areas, all with the goal to develop and accelerate new ideas beyond our campus and apply them for a better world.
$28 million
in extramural research funding over past five years
$366 Million
invested in our research by the federal government so far
in U.S. for number of start-­up companies formed and patents issued per $1 million in expenditures

Research at Kent State

Research at Kent State University

Our Research

Our research focuses on solving the major challenges we face as a society.

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We aim to provide faculty and students with the funding and opportunities they need to do groundbreaking work.

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Cool Tools


Our Research for Life magazine explores how great research tells an amazing story.

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about RASP

About Research and Sponsored Programs

The Division of Research and Sponsored Programs (RASP) builds research capabilities in multiple ways.

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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.

Learn more about Pivot

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