Council on Research

The Council on Research advises the Office of Research & Economic Development on a variety of research issues, and provides funding for internal awards recognizing excellence in research at LSU.

LSU is Louisiana’s flagship institution for research and plays a leading role as a catalyst for change in the State, nation and world. University researchers are at the forefront in developing new technology, scholarships and programs, providing education and training for the State’s population, and developing a new generation of leadership to take Louisiana into the next century. 

As the only public Carnegie designated R1 (Very High Research Activity) University in Louisiana, LSU has more than 2,000 sponsored research projects underway at any given time. In order to provide effective leadership and progressive assistance, the Council on Research serves the Office of Research & Economic Development in an advisory capacity. The Council is concerned with increasing the sponsored program funding, facilitating research and creative efforts and ensuring that LSU’s organized research and public service units are models of excellence.

Mission Statement

The Council on Research at Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College is a catalyst for discovery, knowledge and progress. Guided by its longstanding commitment to the highest standards of excellence in the support of research and learning, the Council pledges to provide the stewardship necessary to sustain and strengthen the University’s capabilities and to promote the use of those capabilities in service to society.


Council on Research Programs

The Council on Research supports the following grant and recognition programs:

Distinguished Research Master Awards

Rainmaker Awards

Presidential Award for Discovery

Summer Stipend Grants Awards