Research and Sponsored Programs

Welcome to The University of Toledo Research Enterprise

The University of Toledo is among an elite group of universities with a broad range of programs and professional schools, including engineering, law, pharmacy, and medicine with an academic medical center.  As the third largest public university in Ohio, the University helps to lead in the transformation of Northwest Ohio into an exciting and healthy community with a diverse, knowledge-based economy.

The University of Toledo supports projects that are of great importance to our region, state and country. These projects are building our major areas of focus as well as funding new initiatives that respond to national and regional needs. In addition to conducting a broad range of quality scholarship and research, our university’s 1,200 faculty members continuously create innovations to support regional economic clusters.

In Spring 2007, the Executive Strategic Planning Committee considered research areas as part of a new strategic plan. That plan, "Directions: The University of Toledo," approved by the Board of Trustees on March 19, 2007, identifies the following areas for research opportunities:

Environmental Impacts on Health

Focusing on the interaction between human activity and the environment, especially the impacts on life and wellness, through an assessment of geographical information, the source and disposition of pollutants, human physiology, economic sustainability, technologies and related factors.

Energy Sustainability and Conservation
Focusing on the development of renewable energy sources, such as solar cells and biofuels, as well as the creation of advanced materials and infrastructure, including enhanced intermodal transportation and urban planning.
Translational Interfaces of Health Sciences, Engineering and Clinical Care
Focusing on cell signaling and other basic processes as applied to disease prevention and treatment.  We will align this research with the clinical focus areas of cancer, cardiovascular disease, transplantation, immunology, degenerative neurological conditions, musculoskeletal diseases and trauma.
Public Engagement, Regional Economic Revitalization and Global Competitiveness
Focusing on applied research critical to a highly engaged metropolitan university.
Science and Technology Education

Focusing on transformational PK-12 educational programs emphasizing scientific literacy and career preparation, based on benchmarked outcomes research.

Health Care Delivery Systems
Focusing on the revitalization, technology advances and management leadership of health care delivery systems.
Search for Origins
Focusing on the origin and development of life and the universe, and the related scientific, cosmological, philosophical, anthropological, cultural and religious theories.
Last Updated: 8/21/18