Research & Innovation

I am a Researcher, where do I begin?

Learn about getting started, proposal development, the submission process, funding opportunities, compliance, and more.

Aleister Saunders, PhD

Executive Vice Provost for Research & Innovation

Drexel is a world-class comprehensive research institutions committed to use-inspired research with real-world applications.

Annually, the University's research activities result in more than $123 million in annual expenditures for sponsored projects, thousands of scholarly and creative works, more than 100 invention disclosures as well as over 40 U.S. patents. Drexel University is committed to facilitating and supporting these research, scholarly, and creative efforts of the University’s research community.

About the Office of Research & Innovation

The Office of Research & Innovation is committed to the highest standards of integrity in fulfilling its mission to grow, strengthen, promote, and safeguard Drexel’s research enterprise.

Through expert proposal development, the responsible stewardship of awards, the highest levels of compliance, and electronic research administration, the Office of Research & Innovation’s support of the Drexel research community is designed to catalyze research, scholarship, and creative expression, in order to advance Drexel as a preeminent research university with a distinctive character.

Relationship building and superior customer service are the top priorities of each member of the Office of Research & Innovation team. Today’s funding environment can be challenging. As your partner through the sponsored project lifecycle, our every effort will be to ensure your success and Drexel’s.