Research and Scholarship

The University of New Hampshire is designated as a R1 university by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.  The University is a land-­, sea-­, and space­-grant institution and is ranked among the top 130 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, Economic Engagement and Outreach

Research, economic engagement and outreach at the University of New Hampshire, a Carnegie doctoral research university with very high research activity, seek to understand and improve the world around us, with high-impact results that transform lives, solve global challenges and drive economic growth. Our research excellence reaches from the depths of our oceans to the edge of our solar system and the Earth and environment in which we all thrive. With research expenditures of more than $140 million, UNH’s research portfolio includes partnerships with NOAA, NASA, NSF and NIH. UNH is one of the top institutions in the country for licensing its intellectual property, and its outreach programs reach thousands of communities, companies, families and students each year.

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.


UNHInnovation (UNHI) advocates for and manages the transfer of UNH-derived ideas to the public to maximize their social and economic impact. UNHI protects, promotes, and manages UNH's innovations, supports start-up companies based on UNH’s intellectual property, and develops new opportunities for university and industry collaboration.