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Discovery excites us. We are ever in search of frontiers—whether new answers or new questions. Together we go where inquiry, creativity and conscience lead us. Through research, we rise.

Scott Pitnick works in lab with colleague.

"Our undergraduates are curious, insightful and creative," says Weeden Professor of Biology Scott Pitnick­ (right). "Many of them improve our research in meaningful ways, and nearly all of them co-author multiple publications."

Our status as an R1 Research institution means students can contribute to groundbreaking discoveries alongside world-class faculty and scholars.

  • One of 39 private doctoral universities to hold this classification.
  • R1 classification factors include total research expenditures, full-time faculty and research staff, and number of postdoctoral fellows and doctoral degree conferrals.

Researchers want to join us knowing they are going to be a part of a great institution.

—Shikha Nangia, Professor of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering

Today's Strengths for Envisioning Tomorrow

State-of-the-art facilities, leading faculty and impactful work have established us as a top-tier research institution. We use our research capabilities and creative output to confront the most pressing issues of our times.

Office of Research

The Office of Research is the central hub for research support at Syracuse University, facilitating excellence in research, scholarship, innovation and creative activity that addresses emerging opportunities and societal needs. This support extends to faculty, staff, students and external partners.

The Office of Research oversees:

Centers and Institutes

The University is home to several dozen centers and institutes that bring together faculty from different disciplines to collaborate, innovate and drive breakthroughs that advance knowledge, discovery and understanding.

Proposal Support Services

Supports Syracuse University’s proposal, research and faculty development efforts to enhance research capacity and enable ambitious, multidisciplinary projects. Proposal Support Services also administers the University’s internal grant programs , including CUSE Grants , Small Equipment Grants and the Postdoctoral Scholars Program .

Research Integrity and Protections

Provides administrative services to facilitate research and ensure compliance with applicable federal regulations, laws and University policies.

Sponsored Programs

Assists all members of the University community submitting proposals for external support of research, creative, instructional and service activities.

The SOURCE (Syracuse Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Engagement)

The SOURCE’s mission is to foster and support diverse undergraduate participation in faculty-guided scholarly research and creative inquiry. Student participants progress through initial training in research or other creative skills, to designing and revising the structure of their projects, and culminating in research, creative and professional contributions that are original and timely.

Technology Transfer

Works with Syracuse University faculty, researchers, students and staff to seek patents, copyrights or trademarks to protect their intellectual property and Syracuse University’s interests in them, as well as ensuring compliance around inventions resulting from government-funded research. Facilitates licensing or sale of intellectual property by connecting our inventors and creators with potential partners or paths to entrepreneurship.

Research Clusters

Research clusters are created by hiring multiple scholars into at least two schools/colleges in related areas, based on shared, multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary research interests. Cluster hires and academic cluster creation serve to align the University’s research to extramural funding trends, strengthen research activity, enhance faculty diversity and develop opportunities for student research and learning that responds to societal challenges.

Research Computing

Research computing at Syracuse University is a collaborative effort between the campus research community and technology groups from across campus. The technology groups include both distributed information technology teams as well as support from Information Technology Services (ITS) which provides research computing infrastructure resources. Available resources include High Throughput Computing (HTC), virtual private cloud (AVHE), virtual private cloud (Crush), and GPU-based computing (SUrge).

It's exciting to work at the nexus of different fields, some of which are under-explored. I draw on several areas—physics, biology, math and engineering—to understand how systems work and can be applied to societal problems.

—Alison Patteson, Professor of Physics

Syracuse University Libraries

Research Guides

Discover research tools, explore the research process and locate helpful resources for a wide variety of academic topics and specific courses, created by Syracuse University’s librarians.

SURFACE Repository

SURFACE, the Syracuse University Research Facility and Collaborative Environment, is a full-text, multimedia online database that provides open access to the extensive and diverse array of scholarly, professional, scientific and creative output produced at Syracuse University.