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.
How Student Researchers Can Change the WorldStudent scientists’ experiences at Montclair State shape their goals for the futureFriday January 7, 2022
Changing Lives in PatersonUniversity educates and empowers Paterson youth and young adults to make healthy life choicesWednesday December 15, 2021
A Greener Way to Recycle BatteriesFaculty/student research team discovers safer process using organic solvent
Friday October 15, 2021
English Professor Awarded NEH GrantHumanities scholars will create new academic major studying today’s social, political and cultural issuesMonday October 4, 2021
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Resources and Opportunities
Montclair State offers faculty researchers support and guidance through the following resources:
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.