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Division of Research and Economic Development

Welcome! Boise State University is committed to fostering an environment where research and creative activity thrive. The Division of Research and Economic Development leads this effort. We provide comprehensive support for faculty during all phases of the research endeavor; manage the university’s intellectual property portfolio; facilitate relationships with industry for research and commercialization collaboration; and lead outreach aimed at fostering economic development in Boise and the region.

Research also takes Boise State students on journeys across the globe. Boise State students Lauren Young and Gretel Care recently returned from the wild and remote Saunders Island to build on research being conducted by faculty in Boise State’s master’s program in raptor biology — the only program of its kind in the nation:


Oct 11 2018

From the Amazon, to Washington, D.C., to Boise State: A New Exhibition Opens

The Ese’Eja People of the Amazon: Connected by a Thread, will open Oct. 18 at the Ron and Linda Y...
Oct 10 2018

Research Compliance Updates: Biosafety, Animal Use, Drones in Research, Responsible Conduct of Research

During two sessions in October, the Office of Research Compliance will provide updates on the bio...
Oct 10 2018

Apply Now for Boise State’s Transformative Research Fellowship Program

According to national trends, there exists a growing tension between productivity and innovation ...
Oct 08 2018

Apply Now for the Human-Environment Systems Research Fellowship Program

Faculty interested in research collaborations are invited to apply for the Human-Environment Syst...
Sep 28 2018

Cynthia Curl Awarded NIH Grant to Study Herbicide Levels in Pregnant Women

Scientists have worked hard to understand the ramifications widespread pesticide use has on a hos...

Video Highlight: Human-Environment Systems Science

Neil Carter with a sedated lion at Gorongosa National Park.The Human-Environment Systems Initiative is a National Science Foundation-supported program in “coupled human-environment systems” — systems in which natural and societal dynamics influence productivity and sustainability.

Team researchers work to understand and solve complex social, science and engineering questions and train a new generation of students to meet the challenges of the next century. The HES Initiative is a home for innovative approaches to research and education at the interface between society and the natural environment.