Lamar University faculty members, collaborating with both graduate and undergraduate students, continually break new ground and make important discoveries through their innovative research.

The southeast Texas university’s designation as a Doctoral Research University by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching is a powerful affirmation of Lamar’s high level of successful research activity.

External support for Lamar University research is strong, with faculty members securing more than $13 million in federal, state, business and foundation grants to fund their inquiries. Funding sources include many, such as

  • National Science Foundation
  • the National Institutes of Health
  • the National Endowment for the Arts
  • U.S. Department of Defense
  • U.S. Department of Education

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs Administration at Lamar University provides support to faculty and staff to enhance their research, education, and outreach activities. The professional staff of this office are committed to creating and maintaining an environment for the University community to successfully achieve excellence.

The Office of Undergraduate Research creates, facilitates and enhances opportunities for students interested in conducting undergraduate research. The office is housed in Chemistry Building, but serves undergraduates from all colleges and disciplines. The office allows undergraduates to make a difference in their fields and form strong mentor relationships with faculty members in their respective disciplines.

Lamar University faculty works with students on university research