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.  

Research Highlights

field notesField Notes Spring 2017

britney kyleAsst. Prof. Britney Kyle, Anthropology

lauryn benedictAssoc. Prof. Lauryn Benedict, Biological Sciences

Office of Research Announcements

Congratulations to the 2017 UNC Distinguished Scholars!

UNC Office of Research Core Functions:


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