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Since its founding in 1863, Kansas State University researchers have been dedicated to decoding nature and improving lives. Today, with an interdisciplinary approach, our land-grant leaders are developing impactful technologies at the forefront of global food systems, biosciences, and animal health.

Research expenditures increased 15% in the five-year span from 2010 through 2014, with expenditures of $184.9 million in 2014. In addition, in the fiscal year 2015, K-State faculty submitted a record high of $533,580,888 in proposals and received $137,589,870 in awards, which is the third highest annual total in K-State history. We take pride in our researchers' collaborative work. For more information and exemplary research, please refer to the Office of the Vice President for Research.

Research Themes

Research centers

From the 8,600-acre Konza Prairie Biological Station to the Johnson Cancer Research Center, the university is home to more than 90 research centers. University food safety research hubs include the Biosecurity Research Institute, National Agriculture Biosecurity Center and Food Safety Consortium.


When working with Kansas State University, you will be working with some of the nation's best faculty. Between 2011 and 2015, nine faculty members earned recognition through the National Science Foundation's prestigious Faculty Early Career Development Program.

Additional Information

  • Finding Experts
    Access a profiles of K-State researchers by college of department or search for experts by topic. 

  • Research Centers
    View a list of K-State research centers and institutes.

  • The Office of the Vice President for Research
    Learn more about the university's research mission, supporting offices, and services. Contact this office via phone at 785-532-5110 or email at research@k-state.edu.

  • The Research Foundation
    Learn more about patentable or otherwise protectable inventions, technology licensing, and transfer (commercialization) of intellectual property. Contact the foundation via phone at 785-532-5720 or email at tech.transfer@k-state.edu.