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Information for Researchers

With more than $900 million in annual research expenditures, Penn State ranks among the nation’s top 25 research universities.

Researcher using the 2DCC Machine

Penn State Research

Teaching students to be leaders with a global perspective. Conducting research that improves lives. Contributing millions to the economy and sharing expertise.

It’s also one of only two institutions in the country given land-grant, sea-grant, sun-grant, and space-grant status.


The mission of the Office of the Vice President for Research is to support a rigorous program of faculty and student research  and creative accomplishment by enhancing the environment for scholarly and artistic endeavors, encouraging the highest standards of quality, and fostering ethical conduct in research.

About Research at Penn State