From heavenly bodies to the human body, our faculty and students are making new discoveries, solving critical problems, and finding ways to help us better understand ourselves and the world around us.

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Services for Researchers

The Division of Research and Economic Development serves the UNLV research community through a variety of administrative support activities. Whether you’d like to locate funding opportunities, ask questions about research integrity, or develop partnerships with the private sector, we’re here to help.

Research and Economic Development

Research Week brings our faculty, staff, students, and community members together to celebrate UNLV’s research, scholarly, and creative activities. The week’s events highlight successes, educate attendees about resources, and foster collaborations across disciplines and industries.

Research Week Events

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Student Research

Both graduate and undergraduate students benefit tremendously from involvement in research and develop valuable practical and analytical skills from their participation. The Graduate College and the Office of Undergraduate Research can help guide interested students.

Undergraduate Research

Graduate Research

$42M
Amount of Research Expenditures in FY2016
166
Doctoral Degrees Conferred for 2015-16
61
Patents Filed in FY2016
988
Number of Graduate Assistantships Available in 2015-16

"Doing research as an undergraduate was so important in shaping my future both academically and professionally, and gave me a strong foundation to succeed in my Ph.D. program. I'm excited to be a part of the founding team for the Office of Undergraduate Research where we're developing programs to make research accessible and relevant to UNLV undergrads."

Sharon M. Young, Ph.D- Program Manager, Office of Undergraduate Research
Black Mountain Institute lecture

Research News

Mar. 22, 2017

Education policy experts explore how growing the pool of high-quality, diverse teachers benefits students and the state alike.

Mar. 21, 2017

University Forum lecture looks back 30 years to the first time anyone since the days of Queen Elizabeth I was able to see a supernova with the naked eye.

Mar. 9, 2017

Francisco Menendez and Alyssa Crittenden have been recognized for their efforts, which extend beyond the bounds of our campus.

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