SIUE is proud of the vibrant scholarly, creative and research activity undertaken at every level of the institution, from its faculty and graduate students to the Undergraduate Research Academy. SIUE's unique research profile includes cutting-edge projects spearheaded by the Illinois Education Research Council, the Institute for Urban Research, National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center, the STEM Institute, as well as the development of innovative community outreach initiatives by the East St. Louis Center.
SIUE's Graduate Studies and Research ranks within the top 10 percent of its peer institutions in the U.S. receiving federal funding for research and development. Our faculty and staff were awarded over 29 million from external federal and private agencies in FY 2009.
The mission of the Office of Research and Projects is to support this outstanding research community in its pursuit of excellence and innovation by providing information and assistance regarding research opportunities, proposal development, project administration, technology transfer, and other services to researchers and scholars at SIUE.