Research facts

$352.6 million

Research award dollars rose nearly 22% from FY22 to FY23

$242.2 million

Wayne State reported $242.2 million in research expenditures in FY22

75th

Ranked 75th by NSF among public research universities for total R&D expenditures in FY22

$93.5 million

NIH awards rose nearly 9% from FY17 to FY22

Key research areas spotlight

Fundamental Sciences

Wayne State has a long tradition of excellence in fundamental sciences research. From developing an understanding of nanomaterials to advance technologies such as information storage, sensors energy conversion and more, to studying fundamental particles in detail to understand the universe at a fundamental level, our faculty are engaged in research that will improve scientific theories and fuel future innovations.
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Cores and facilities spotlight

Statistical Services

Wayne State offers researchers a range of statistical support services to suite a wide variety of needs.
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Research that's WARRIOR STRONG