Research and Innovation

The Office of Research and Innovation works to advance the university’s strategic initiatives around research and innovation and to provide an infrastructure that supports idea generation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization across campus. The office oversees a variety of functional areas, including research compliance and sponsored programs, and several key initiatives, such as Marquette's NSF-funded ADVANCE initiative, the COVID-19 Research Initiative the university-wide The Explorer Challenge, the 707 Hub powered by Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation Initiative, the Institute for Women's Leadership, the Athletic and Human Performance Research Center, and Marquette’s Water Initiatives.


Current Announcements

The President's and Chancellor’s Challenge: A Crosstown Collaboration to Address Poverty between Marquette University and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 

The President’s and Chancellor’s Challenge provides funding for innovative, interdisciplinary, collaborative work that addresses critical issues and opportunities facing the City of Milwaukee. 

If you have questions, please see our Information Session from July 28, 3:30-4:30pm or contact us at

In collaboration with the Committee on Research, two mini-grant funding opportunities for June 2022  

Track 1 is the Research Program Recovery grant. Track 2 is the Research Community Building grant.


Research News

Faculty honored at Distinguished Scholars Program

Twelve faculty members were honored Tuesday at the Distinguished Scholars Program, which recognizes faculty for outstanding achievement in research and scholarship.