Jump to main content


Research, scholarship, and creative works (RSCW) at the University of Northern Colorado are at the core of UNC's Strategic Framework to provide our students a Transformative Education. The mission of the Office of Research is to support and promote the RSCW of faculty, staff, and students at UNC.  

Office of Research Announcements


UNC Office of Research Core Functions

The UNC office of Research has four core functions:

 Kepner Hall

Office of Sponsored Programs

Learn more about the Office of Sponsored Programs.

 poster session

Research Integrity and Compliance

Learn more about Research Integrity and Compliance

 geography in the field

Faculty Research

Learn more about Faculty Research.

 physics lab

Student Research

Learn more about Student Research.

From the AVPR

Bob Houser in imaging lab


"The Office of Research oversees the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP), internal research incentive programs, and compliance and responsible conduct of research. RSCW at UNC generates discoveries in the public interest, resulting in the creation of new knowledge and its application to our local, state, national and international communities. I am excited for UNC’s trajectory in RSCW. Our standing among our peer institutions has been moving up, and with the 2015 update to the Carnegie Classification of Higher Education (published February 2016), UNC moved up from the R3 category (formerly called Doctoral Research University) to the R2 level (Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity). This major achievement reflects favorably the hard work and noteworthy accomplishments of our faculty, staff, and students. We here in the Office of Research along with all of you across campus will continue to work hard to keep this trajectory moving up. Stay tuned! "

-Bob Houser, AVP for Research & Sponsored Programs