Welcome to the Office of Research.  Over the last year, we have experienced incredible gains in research growth and productivity thanks to the accomplishments and ongoing efforts of our faculty, staff and students.  We also launched new initiatives such as interdisciplinary research networking, the First-Year Scholars Program, and our new grants management system – Cayuse. We have also identified four interdisciplinary research themes to guide our future trajectory – Biomedical and Health Services, Safe and Sustainable Communities, Human Development and Well-Being, and Computing and Technology.

We are excited to welcome everyone back for the fall semester, including the new additions of Phaedra Corsostudents, faculty, and staff to our KSU community. Our world has changed significantly in the last few months and we are operating in unprecedented times. Yet our mission and goals remain the same – to support faculty and students in every possible way so they may engage in important areas of scholarship. Through our resources and services, we strive for Research…..Integrity, Compliance, Objectivity, Transparency….with a focus on Customer Service.

We continue to adapt to this ever changing environment in how we deliver our programming and resources. Our slate of upcoming activities will be scheduled virtually, including a new season of Research with Relevance – Friday Features. Successfully launched in spring 2020, each show features the interdisciplinary work of various KSU researchers and scholars.

We invite you to explore the services that our divisions and affiliated units offer to determine how we can support your research plans and help you succeed. We also encourage you to claim and update your PIVOT profile to explore new avenues for funding and collaboration. For updates and announcements, you can subscribe to our Research-Grants listserv as well as subscribing to KSU Today. Stay connected through our social media channels and keep up with current news by reading The Investigator Research Magazine.

We look forward to working with you and supporting your research and scholarship activities at KSU.  



Dr. Phaedra S. Corso
Vice President for Research