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EMU Research

Centers and Institutes

Eastern Michigan University encourages the development and operation of organized research units as Centers and Institutes where it has the capacity and provides a unique contribution or service. Centers and Institutes complement the educational mission of the University and focus on demonstrated needs through interdisciplinary and problem focused research. Governed by Board Policy 2.4: Creation and Operation of Centers and Institutes, Centers and Institutes also promote and facilitate collaboration with external partners, including industry, and attract external funding. The Associate Vice Provost and Assistant Vice President for Graduate Studies and Research administers the University’s Center and Institute Procedure.

EMU’s current Centers and Institutes offer a wide variety of expertise ranging from GIS research and education, to children, families and communities, to bio-based and other advanced coatings and textiles.

If you are interested in learning more about research through EMU’s centers and institutes, please contact the Director of EMU’s Office of Research Development and Administration. If you would like to learn more about creating a new Center or Institute at EMU, please contact the Associate Vice Provost and Assistant Vice President for Graduate Studies and Research.

If you are an EMU faculty or staff member who is interested in establishing a new Center or Institute, please use this document to guide you in preparing your application.


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