Kennesaw State University is a student-centered, research-driven institution, and a Carnegie-designated doctoral research university (R2), placing it among a group of only 6 percent of R1 and R2 colleges and universities in the U.S. With an emphasis on research with relevance, KSU’s research portfolio is varied and far-reaching, leading to new knowledge and discoveries by faculty and hands-on opportunities for students. The innovative interdisciplinary focus of the faculty’s research and scholarship endeavors are enhanced by the quality transformative academic experiences provided to graduate and undergraduate student researchers who are exploring, collaborating and making meaningful impacts locally and beyond. 

Through a strategic planning initiative, four broad themes – Biomedical and Health Services, Computing and Technology, Human Development and Well-Being, and Sustainable and Safe Communities – emerged to help guide the future trajectory of KSU’s interdisciplinary research enterprise.

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The Office of Research promotes the engagement of research and scholarship at Kennesaw State University through its resources and services to ensure TRANSPARENCY, INTEGRITY, OBJECTIVITY, and COMPLIANCE with a focus on CUSTOMER SERVICE. Our mission and goal is to support faculty and students in every possible way so they may engage in important areas of scholarship.

We invite you to explore the services we offer to determine how we can support your research plans and help you succeed.  

We have interdisciplinary research resources as well, including the KSU Field Station, a 25-acre property just two miles from the Kennesaw campus, and Research Computing, available specialized technology resources and expertise coordinated in partnership with the Vice President for Information Technology.

For updates and announcements, you can subscribe to our Research-Grants listserv by composing a new email to: research-grants-subscribe-request@list.kennesaw.edu as well as subscribe to KSU Today, the university-wide system for disseminating campus news for faculty and staff. 

You can also follow us our social media channels: https://www.facebook.com/KennesawResearch and https://twitter.com/KSUresearch and keep up with the latest research and scholarship news featured in the spring 2019 issue of our new research magazine, The Investigator, published annually.

We look forward to working with you in growing the interdisciplinary research at KSU as we strive to improve the quality of life in local communities, Georgia, the nation, and the world.



Dr. Phaedra S. Corso
Vice President for Research