Research Support

Mason, a Carnegie-ranked Research 1 university, helps faculty get the resources they need to conduct their research, scholarly, and creative work; to bring their discoveries to market; and to communicate broadly about our faculty excellence.

We'll Help You Reach Your Goals

Mason offers a growing number of resources to support faculty and student research, scholarly, and creative work. Whether you are seeking funding, refining proposals, looking for multidisciplinary partners, wanting access to survey tools, or needing to ensure your team is compliant with various rules promoting a safe working and learning environment, our Faculty Research Resources point you in the right direction.

We are also committed to helping you take your innovative ideas to market. Our Entrepreneurship and Innovation team can help you create a market-ready venture for your research, and our Office of Technology Transfer helps faculty researchers protect, market, and commercialize intellectual property developed at Mason.

The Office of Student Scholarship, Creative Activities, and Research (OSCAR) is a nationally recognized program that helps connect faculty with undergraduate students to conduct research and creative work, provides stipends for students and mentors, funds undergraduate student travel, and more.

Individual colleges, schools, and academic units also offer research support specific to their disciplines. Contact your dean’s office for more information.

Share Your Story

The impact of your work is strengthened by sharing it with others. Mason has a number of venues to help you communicate about your research discoveries, scholarly insights, and creative achievements.

  • Mason Strategic Communications: The news division produces stories about the university community in The George, our e-newsletter, including many about our faculty accomplishments. If you wish to share news about your research, scholarly, or creative work, please contact the news desk.
  • The Mason Spirit alumni magazine: The Spirit produces stories about Mason and the university community and is always looking for story ideas. The magazine also highlights new faculty books and would love to include yours in an upcoming edition. 

Faculty may also want to consult with marketing professionals in their individual academic units. Many Schools and Colleges produce their own communications in digital and print form. 

Mikell Paige

Mikell Paige, an assistant professor in Chemistry & Biochemistry, uses Nuclear Magnetic Resonance to analyze the structure of chemically synthesized products at the Institute for Biomedical Research on the Sci-Tech Campus.

Students walk through a field at Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation

Smithsonian-Mason Semester for Conservation Studies creates an undergraduate curricula that covers conservation biology within the social, economic, and political context with emphasis on problem solving, critical thinking and hands-on learning.