Office of Research and Sponsored Programs


The Office of Research is comprised of four organization entities:

We also oversee several functions or programs that support the research enterprise, such as the Center for the Advancement of Research and Scholarship (CARS), the Intellectual Property Advisory Council (IPAC), the Faculty Research and Creative Activity Committee (FRCAC), and the Research Council. The Office of Research invests in research and scholarship through internal seed grant programs administered by FRCAC and the URC.


The mission of the Office of Research is to stimulate research and creative activities by improving infrastructure, providing seed grants and matching funds, making researchers aware of funding opportunities, providing expertise on pre-award and post-award grant preparation and administration, and helping establish partnerships with public and private sector entities that benefit the students, faculty, and university.


Research in Biophysics and Quantum Computing

What do next generation computing and innovative approaches to understanding the physics of disease have in common? Dr. Daniel Erenso is seeking answers as he pursues dual research programs in these two areas.

Mind 2 Marketplace

Tennessee Valley Corridor - Mind2Marketplace Meeting

MTSU was a gold sponsor for the TVC/M2M meeting held on November 22 and 23 at the Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro. The conference was attended by over 400 people from industry, government and higher education.