About the Research Institute

The Indiana University of Pennsylvania Research Institute is a separate, private, nonprofit corporation affiliated with Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

The mission of the IUP Research Institute is to advance the research and educational objectives of IUP by encouraging, promoting, managing, and supporting research. It supports IUP faculty, managers, and staff in pursuing and managing externally-funded projects. The Research Institute also connects researchers with potential sponsors.

IUP researchers have received funding from a variety of agencies. A diverse array of sponsored programs have been funded by a variety of funding agencies.

The Research Institute is incorporated under the Pennsylvania Nonprofit Corporation Law of 1988 and is organized for exclusively charitable, scientific, and educational purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code of 1986.

The university is authorized under Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Board of Governors Policy 1985-04-A to affiliate with the Research Institute in order to advance its research and educational objectives, particularly in the area of externally funded programs and projects. In accordance with the Affiliation Agreement between IUP and the Research Institute, the institute has the authority to enter into agreements with external sponsors on behalf of and in collaboration with the university. The institute serves as the fiscal and administrative agent for sponsored research and other externally funded projects conducted by the faculty and staff of IUP.

The Research Institute is governed by a board of directors which is responsible for upholding the institute's articles of incorporation, by-laws, and the principles set forth in an Affiliation Agreement with the university. The board is composed of the university president, appointed university representatives, and local community and business leaders.

See a list of our current Board of Directors.