Aerial photo of outside of the Graduate School building on campus, home to the Office of Research.

About the Office of Research

Welcome to Research at Montclair State University

Montclair State University is a public comprehensive research institution whose mission is to advance the creation of new knowledge, innovate the application of existing knowledge, and serve as a center of pedagogical and creative excellence for the benefit of our students and society. As a result of our research and scholarly activity and the doctoral programs that support it, we have earned the Carnegie classification of Doctoral University – High Research Activity, the R2 designation. We are also one of only four public research universities in New Jersey.

Research at Montclair State is supported by the Office of Research. The Office of Research provides high-quality services to the University community to encourage, facilitate and support faculty, staff and students in their pursuit of new knowledge, understanding and creative endeavors. The Office assists in identifying funding opportunities for sponsored research, provides training workshops, assists in the preparation of external grant applications, and administers the non-financial aspects of awards while also protecting the University’s interests in assuring compliance with federal and state laws, rules and regulations.

Whether you are a member of the Montclair State community, a research sponsor or a potential collaborator, faculty member or student, we invite you to explore our research enterprise and what we have to offer.

Contact Us

Dr. M Scott Herness, Vice Provost of Research and Dean of The Graduate School

Dr. Scott Herness
hernesss@montclair.edu
Vice Provost for Research and Dean, The Graduate School

Ted Russo

Ted Russo
Director of Sponsored Programs
Office of Sponsored Programs
russot@montclair.edu
973-655-3219

Hila Berger

Hila Berger
Director of Research Compliance and Regulatory Programs
Office of Research Compliance
bergerh@montclair.edu
973-655-7781

Winter Services – Thanksgiving to the Opening of Spring 2021

In order to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Office of Research will continue to provide services to students, faculty and staff by phone, email and teleconference from Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. through December 24, 2020. The University will shift to remote classes after the Thanksgiving holiday (November 26, 2020-November 29, 2020). The University will be closed for the Winter Break from December 25, 2020 through January 3, 2021. We will resume all services on Monday, January 4, 2021.

Your inquiry can be directed to the appropriate office by contacting us by phone or e-mail using the contact information below.

Contact Office of Sponsored Programs
Contact Office of Research Compliance