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

$34M
Amount of Research Expenditures in FY2017
154
Doctoral Degrees Conferred for 2016-17
58
Patents Filed in FY2016
932
Number of Graduate Assistantships Available in 2016-17

"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

Aug. 15, 2017

Get ready for the sun to go dark during the day, but don't grab your shades. UNLV astrophysicist Jason Steffen on being humbled by the universe.

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Aug. 11, 2017

McNair/AANAPISI programs for low-income, first-generation students matches undergrads with faculty mentors that share their focus and goals.

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Aug. 7, 2017

Drawing on community partnerships developed with Yup’ik Eskimo villagers, a new book combines research with indigenous perspectives to create a comprehensive understanding of colonialism in Alaska.

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