Division of Research and Innovation

The University of Memphis benefits from a diverse community of researchers engaged in pioneering work who help push the boundaries of current knowledge and creative pursuits that enhance our human experience. From applied to fundamental, quantitative to qualitative, conceptual to empirical, and descriptive to analytical, our faculty and student research impacts the economic, societal, and educational fabric of the Mid-South and the world. Want to get involved? Click on the links below to learn about resources and support available to help. Prefer to talk to a live human? Click to access our staff directory. Email us to schedule a one-on-one meeting, or plan to drop in for a visit during Help Hours.

Open Now: Arts Humanities and Social Science Pilot Program

Deadline: March 20th. Details on application are at this link.


Quick Guides

A handy resource for faculty and staff in the Research and Sponsored Programs. Click here.

PACE PostDoc Training Program (open to junior faculty and staff) - Click here.


Upcoming Division Events and Trainings

April 24: Tech Transfer Overview (12:30-1:30 PM) - FIT 225

To RSVP for specific sessions, email research@memphis.edu

 *Lunch or Catering Provided. You are welcome to bring a brown bag to all other sessions.


Research + Innovation Magazine



Researchers are the engine that drives innovation at the University of Memphis. Learn how the Division is here to provide world-class service as you pursue the big questions and challenges facing our campus, our community, and our world. Learn More.

Business and Partners

The University of Memphis is committed to creating opportunities for applied innovation and the cultivation of Memphis as a global center of research and innovation. Whether your interests are focused on collaborative research, cultivating innovation, engaging technology transfer, or more specific engagements, we are open for business. Learn More.

Stories & Impact

Read interviews with researchers, press coverage of UofM research, success metrics, and even more information on how the Division of Research and Innovation is shaping the conversation about Memphis' national role as a center of innovation and research. Learn More.


From our newest world-class facility for metallic additive manufacturing to our nationally recognized centers for excellence in everything from civil rights to cybersecurity, the facilities at the University of Memphis are enabling outstanding research. Learn More.

University of Memphis Research Council

The Division of Research and Innovation is committed to building the research community at the University of Memphis. In support of this, the Division has formed the University of Memphis Research Council (UMRC). Comprised of faculty representatives, Associate Deans of Research or equivalent positions in each college and school, and Division staff, the UMRC holds meeting three times a year. Learn More