Message from the Vice President for Research and Economic Development

Mary Croughan

Welcome to the website of UNLV’s Division of Research and Economic Development (RED). Our primary goal is to create an environment at UNLV that facilitates and promotes superior research, creative, and scholarly pursuits. We also seek to stimulate economic development and diversification in our community and enrich its cultural vitality by deepening and expanding reciprocal connections with partners, while leveraging our unique strengths to collaborate locally, nationally, and internationally.

UNLV faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and undergraduate students conduct research, scholarship, and creative activity in virtually all disciplines. They are highly productive and recognized worldwide for their contributions. We know that if these pioneers have strong research support and the infrastructure they need, the research they conduct and the innovations they will develop can change our world. Our division is proud to provide them with many of these critical resources.

Our division has two primary roles. The first is to oversee the physical infrastructure dedicated to interdisciplinary research. We ensure that UNLV’s state-of-the-art Science and Engineering Building (SEB) and Harry Reid Center (HRC) provide unique environments for collaborative research and education to the campus and community. Second, the various offices within our division support faculty and students in their endeavors, empowering our campus constituents with a variety of tools that assist with conducting their meaningful work and sharing discoveries that transform the lives of others.

RED’s Office of Sponsored Programs enhances and facilitates sponsored activities by providing the university community with professional administrative and financial expertise in the management of external funding.

RED’s Office of Research Integrity establishes an environment at UNLV that promotes the ethical and responsible conduct of research, helping researchers comply with regulations at the local, state, Nevada System of Higher Education, and federal levels through key committees, programs, training, and administrative activities.

RED’s Office of Undergraduate Research connects undergraduates and faculty with the resources necessary for successful research experiences at UNLV. OUR offers undergraduate students professional development resources as well.

RED’s Office of Economic Development connects companies with university resources and talents to address real-world needs, promote partnerships between the public and private sectors to support economic and workforce development, attract industry-sponsored research, and protect and develop intellectual property.

We encourage you to explore our website; learn more about the opportunities, resources, and research endeavors at UNLV; and contact us with any questions.

Mary Croughan, Ph.D.
Vice President for Research and Economic Development