R2 Doctoral University: Montclair State is a dynamic research institution, designated an R2 – Doctoral University – High Research Activity – by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The R2 Doctoral designation signifies a continued expansion of the University’s research portfolio and doctoral programs, where students and faculty explore across disciplines for innovative discoveries in the sciences, humanities, business and the arts.
Montclair State is dedicated to providing an atmosphere that encourages cutting-edge research by faculty and students looking to make the world a better place.
Learn more about Montclair State University’s Office of Research.
As you know, Montclair State University is taking specific steps to minimize the risk of COVID-19 to our community members while simultaneously continuing our core mission: providing a high-quality educational experience for our students.
The Office of Research will remain open to continue to support the needs of our researchers and staff. For updates, please visit the Office of Research webpage as well as the University’s Red Hawk Restart website.
Montclair State students and faculty conduct ground-breaking research that impacts the understanding of our world and makes headlines in everything from gravitational-wave astronomy and antimalarial treatments to school choice and diversifying the teacher pipeline.
Chemistry Student Wins Prestigious Goldwater ScholarshipMontclair State University undergraduate Marisa Messina’s research targets breast cancer treatment through enzyme studyFriday May 5, 2023
Innovative Research Takes Center Stage at Student Research SymposiumNearly 200 Montclair State University student researchers share their findings on diverse range of topicsFriday April 28, 2023
Professor Selected for Groundwater Research Fellowship in NigeriaDuke Ophori will travel to Nigeria to develop curriculum for groundwater and contaminant transport modelingWednesday March 22, 2023
How Do Offshore Wind Projects Affect New Jersey’s Recreational Fishing Economy?Research led by Earth and Environmental Studies Professor Pankaj Lal will explore the socioeconomic implications of offshore wind development in the Garden StateFriday March 10, 2023
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Resources and Opportunities
Montclair State offers faculty researchers support and guidance through the following resources:
- Cayuse IRB
- Cayuse SP
- Cayuse Proposals (Formerly Cayuse 424)
- Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
- Institutional Biosafety Committee
- Institutional Review Board
- Montclair State University Digital Commons
- Office of Research
- Office of Research Compliance
- Office of Sponsored Programs
- Patents and Intellectual Property
Every year, Montclair State students work with University faculty to conduct important research on a wide variety of topics. Explore the resources below to learn more about potential research opportunities, finding a mentor and funding resources.
Montclair State University aims to advance collaboration, discovery and innovation by helping to connect our researchers not only across disciplines but across institutions, government and industry.
Learn more at Research with Montclair.