Research and Scholarship

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The University is a land-­, sea-­, and space­-grant institution and is ranked among the top 125 research universities. In recent years, graduate students at the University have been awarded a number of highly competitive fellowships from EPA, Ford, Fulbright, Merck, NASA, NIH, NOAA, and NSF.

The University's research and scholarly activities range from highly specialized investigations in the physical and biological sciences to broad interdisciplinary studies.

Graduate students are intimately involved in these activities and are expected to be familiar with the policies and procedures that govern their research activities at the University. For more information, visit the Compliance and Safety pages of the Research Office website.

Research at UNH

For an overview of all research news and activities at the University, including resources for graduate students, visit this website.

Centers and Institutes­institutes

Research and educational activities are conducted not only in individual departments but also in multidisciplinary research centers and institutes. Visit this website for an annotated list of University centers and institutes, which includes links to their individual sites.

Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Research

The Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Research (Research Office) provides leadership and services to support UNH faculty, students, and staff in their research, scholarship, and creative activities; facilitates cooperation between UNH and the business community; and communicates and promotes the breadth and depth of UNH research and discovery and its resulting impacts both within and beyond the University. Research is conducted according to ethical principles provided by professional associations and by federal regulations and guidelines. Accordingly, UNH has institutional policies governing the conduct of research and scholarly activities, including but not limited to, the use of animal subjects, human subjects, hazardous materials, misconduct, and financial conflict of interest.

The University prides itself on extensive research endeavors and the involvement of graduate students in research projects. The University, therefore, has an obligation to teach and actively promote integrity in research and scholarship. As a graduate student here, it is your responsibility to be familiar with University policies that govern your research activities at the University and to comply with all requirements. For more information, visit the Compliance and Safety pages of the Research Office website.

Office for Research and Partnerships and Commercialization

UNHInnovation advocates for, manages, and promotes UNH's intellectual property; promotes partnerships between UNH and the business community; and is responsible for licensing UNH technologies and creating start­up companies based on innovations created at UNH. UNHInnovation also hosts the Interoperability Laboratory and the NH Innovation Research Center.