Research facts

$100.2 million

NIH awards rose over 14% from FY15 to FY21

$320.1 million

Research award dollars rose over 41% from FY15 to FY21


Ranked 70th by NSF among public research universities for total R&D expenditures

$243.3 million

Wayne State reported $243.3 million in research expenditures in FY20

Key research areas spotlight


Healthy Urban Waters (HUW) is a program at Wayne State University that promotes and delivers research, education, technology development and public engagement on water resources in the urban environment. The focus area is the Huron to Erie corridor, although WSU's expertise and application extends throughout the Great Lakes watershed. HUW aims to engage and empower the public, faculty and students in creating a sustainable urban environment based on sound science.
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Cores and facilities spotlight

Clinical Research Service Center

The Clinical Research Service Center supports all aspects of adult and pediatric clinical research across Wayne State University.
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Research that's WARRIOR STRONG