Graduate-level research at Eastern reaches across a variety of scholarly endeavors, from artistic expression, to scholarship of teaching and learning, community engagement and traditional research.
We understand that advanced research requires first-rate equipment and facilities. Eastern has recently invested more than $130 million in classroom and lab renovations and expansions to foster interdisciplinary work. The Halle Library collection includes more than one million books, journals, digital media, maps and government documents. The University Archives also house unique collections for specialized scholarship.
In addition, Eastern has more than a dozen dedicated research centers and institutes that promote graduate-level scholarship. These include:
- Institute for the Study of Children Families and Communities (ISCFC)
- Institute for Geospatial Research and Education (IGRE)
- Coatings Research Institute (CRI)
- Textile Research and Training Institute (TRTI)
Each year, Eastern celebrates graduate student scholarship and creative work during its Graduate Research and Creative Activity Conference. Students share oral and poster presentations of theses, dissertations and other scholarly projects. Students also present in an arts-based platform called Arts Front. Workshops in oral communication, Prezi and poster design are provided to support the dissemination of student research.
Eastern Michigan University provides a variety of supports through the Office of Research Development and Administration to faculty and students interested in developing a research area. These supports include an array of internal research awards and professional development opportunities, as well as specialized services designed to support individual investigators or teams of investigators in attracting external funding for their research.