The Saint Louis University Research Institute is the newest addition to SLU’s research enterprise. The SLU Research Institute advances the university’s existing research growth ambitions to grow scholarship and research.
The SLU Research Institute will affirm the university’s path to become the world’s leading Jesuit research university.
The Research Institute provides critical funding to support outstanding researchers whose interests span the university. The video above celebrates the work of SLU faculty on one of the "Big Ideas," an area supported by the Research Institute.
Goals of Research Institute
Over the course of 10 years, the SLU Research Institute will set the university on the path to becoming a national and international model in promoting teaching, learning and research that exemplify discovery, transformative outcomes and engaged citizenship in a global society – as called for in the University’s strategic plan.
The SLU Research Institute will:
- Achieve and sustain annual research expenditure growth that places SLU among the fastest growing universities in the country
- Establish eminence in strategic, university-wide research priority areas
- Raise the profile and reputation of SLU as a world-class research university in the St. Louis area and around the world
- Recruit and retain world-class research leaders and provide significant investments in their work
- Leverage the initial gift from Dr. Jeanne Sinquefield and Rex Sinquefield to increase federal, industry, and philanthropic funding for research done at SLU
Research Institute Fellows
Building off of the fourth goal of the Research Institute, the Research Institute Fellows program enables SLU to recruit and retain researchers of the highest caliber, persons whose research productivity will add significantly to the eminence and impact of SLU's scholarship and research portfolios.
The Research Institute Fellows Committee reviews requests from deans and makes recommendations to the provost and vice president for research to use funds provided by the Research Institute to support faculty hires. Individuals selected will be designated as fellows of the Research Institute.
This process supplements, but does not replace, existing processes at the university for faculty hires. Non-faculty Research Institute Fellows are appointed by the president, provost, and vice president for research in consultation with the Research Institute Fellows Committee.
The Fellows Committee is appointed by the provost and made up of a small number of eminent researchers across the University. More information on the Fellows Committee, including an up-to-date roster of members, can be found here.
Past and Upcoming Events
GeoResolution 2019: The 21st Century Geospatial Enterprise
Saint Louis University has been at the center of the nation’s geospatial enterprise since the Corps of Discovery returned to St. Louis with maps of the Louisiana Territory in 1806. GeoResolution brought together SLU faculty from various disciplines, industry partners and members of the intelligence community to inspire collaboration and shine a light on the innovative work being done in the region.
SLU Summit on Food and the Environment
The SLU Summit on Food and the Environment highlighted ongoing research done at SLU aimed at addressing the global challenge of balancing food security and ecosystem security. The summit brought together faculty from various disciplines and industry and non-profit partners from across the region to address the question, “How will we feed a growing population, in a changing climate, in an equitable and sustainable way?”
SLU Research in the Media
- SLU Research Institute to Award $740,000 in Research Growth Awards
- SLU Research Announces New Big Ideas Planning Grant Winners
- Former NGA Director Named Distinguished Geospatial Fellow in the SLU Research Institute
- 650 Regional Leaders Attend SLU, NGA Co-Sponsored GeoResolution Conference
- OVPR Honors Research, Scholarly Excellence
- $1.8 Million Awarded to 15 Faculty in Research Growth Awards
- NGA Signs New Agreement with Saint Louis University for Geospatial Research