Research at Kennesaw State University is varied and far-reaching. In laboratories on campus and in field sites in Georgia and abroad, KSU researchers make scientific discoveries; break ground on new innovations; produce scholarly work; and address pressing problems in transportation, health, education, and international relations.

KSU researchers have been funded by federal agencies – the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Department of Education, State Department, Army and Air Force, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities – as well as state agencies, private corporations, and non-profit foundations.

The University provides funding for faculty and staff to pursue their research, including pilot/seed funding from the Office of the Vice President for Research to spur the pursuit of external funding, and incentive grants from the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning for small research/creative activity projects.

As an institution that puts a high priority on teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, KSU encourages faculty to involve students in their research, creating an atmosphere of collaboration that is ideal for fostering a lifelong dedication to discovery and knowledge.

Office of Research

The Office of Research provides support to faculty and staff (investigators) seeking external funding for their research, service, and creative activity. The office works with these investigators from project inception to completion, assisting with the identification of funding opportunities, proposal development and submission, and award management and close-out. Office of Research staff help KSU investigators navigate through the grants maze so they can focus on the project at hand.