A Research Powerhouse
Research, Innovation, and Results
At Rutgers University–New Brunswick, we've created an environment where research can flourish and new discoveries are made. Led by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, faculty regularly share developments and explore new avenues for cross-discipline research within New Jersey’s most extensive network of laboratories, research facilities, and health service centers.
Relentless Pursuit of Possibilities
The pursuits of top faculty and their teams define us as a research university. Thanks to their unending curiosity and passion to make the world a better place, Rutgers–New Brunswick is leaving a lasting impact.
More than 175 centers and institutes serve as hubs of collaboration in disciplines as diverse as microbiology and papermaking. These forums for innovation empower scholars from across Rutgers–New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences to tackle complex problems and make lasting contributions.
Unlike most schools, Rutgers–New Brunswick invites undergraduates to conduct research shoulder-to-shoulder with grads and faculty. It’s not just classroom theory, it’s working alongside the best minds in their field and putting your own theories to the test.
Aresty Research Center
Focusing exclusively on undergraduates, Aresty helps you choose and design the right research project, write an abstract, put together a grant proposal, and collaborate with other researchers, then defend your thesis at the Undergraduate Research Symposium or perhaps even co-author a journal article.
Undergraduate Research Symposium
This annual university-wide symposium gives undergrads the chance to present their findings to an audience of faculty, peers, and corporate and community partners. It’s a rare opportunity to engage with some of the most exciting research at Rutgers.
How to Get Started
Taking that first step can be a little overwhelming, so here are a few suggestions to help get you started on your journey:
- Visit the Aresty Research Center (That’s an easy one)
- Volunteer: Ask your professor or department adviser about research opportunities
- Get a feel for the research environment by serving as a research subject
- Take a research course: Many departments offer courses specifically meant for research
- Fulfill a research departmental requirement
- Pursue an honors track, honors thesis, or senior honors thesis
Resources and Partnerships Take Us Further
Support for Rutgers' vibrant research community is a priority throughout all stages of the research life cycle, from securing grants to transforming innovations into products, services, and partnerships.
Researchers, students, and partners have access to state-of-the-art scientific instruments, tools, and laboratories.
Connect with faculty across Rutgers’ research network to access the full capabilities of our experts, facilities, and reputation in STEM fields.
Staffed by scientists and IP experts with industry experience, the Innovation Ventures team transforms research at Rutgers into products, services, and partnerships for the public good.