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Every day, Spartan researchers push the boundaries of discovery to find solutions for a smarter, safer and healthier tomorrow.

A leading research university, MSU is home to No. 1-ranked graduate programs, innovative research centers and an international community of scientists and scholars.


2023 research expenditures


Institutes and centers


Faculty inventions

Facility for Rare Isotope Beams

The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams will advance understanding of rare isotopes, develop applications for society and provide research opportunities for scientists and students from around the world.

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Undergraduate Research

At MSU, undergraduate students have unparalleled access to the assets and opportunities available at a Big Ten university with an international reputation for life-changing research.

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Office of Research & Innovation

The Office of Research & Innovation supports the research and creative activity of faculty and students, fostering a deeper understanding of individuals, society and the world.

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Spartans are making a difference to individuals and communities near and far by bringing new approaches, discoveries and treatments to bear on community, human and animal health.

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Science & Technology

Spartan researchers are leading the way to new discoveries every day — from increasing the efficiency of photosynthesis to developing autonomous vehicle technology to fighting global pathogens.

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Global Impact Initiative

MSU is recruiting more than 100 new faculty researchers in critical areas where the university can make the most impact, including precision medicine, advanced physical sciences and big data.

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AgBioResearch funds the research of more than 325 scientists on campus and at 14 research centers across Michigan. Their efforts support agriculture throughout our state while creating the research base for programs and initiatives that boost the economy and conserve natural resources. 

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Kellogg Biological Station

Kellogg Biological Station is MSU’s largest off-campus education complex and one of North America’s premier inland field stations.

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Making an impact on culture.


Solving global business challenges.


Creating a greener tomorrow.


Discovering solutions for a healthier world.

Science & Technology

Leading the way in discovery.

Conducting Research at MSU

Supporting research and creative activity.

Sponsored Programs Administration

Administering the research award process.

Centers & Institutes

See some of MSU's research facilities on campus and around the state. 

Expertise & Resources

Find experts, research projects and publications.

Research Funding

Information about funding sources and expenditures.

Research Integrity

Safeguarding the integrity of research and creative activities.

University Research Corridor

Michigan’s university research cluster drives innovation.

Student Research News

The latest research from undergraduate and graduate students.

Undergraduate Research

Connecting students to research opportunities.

Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Putting knowledge and discovery to work.


Funds agriculture research on campus and across Michigan.

Bioeconomy Institute

Accelerates technologies from the lab to manufacturing.

Product Center

Develops and commercializes products and businesses.

International Studies & Programs

Hub for international research, teaching and outreach.

Global Engagement

International research themes, global regions and partnerships.