A PNW student does research in the lab.


PNW faculty and students work together to answer important questions, from the origin of the universe to the best way to recruit math teachers.

Professor Creighton researching with students

Our Impact By the Numbers

  • $8.9 million in research expenditures (2017)*
  • $34.7 million in external proposals (2019-20 FY)
  • $6.4 million in external awards (2019-20 FY)
  • 82 external grants awarded (2019-20 FY)

*2017 data based on NSF NCSES Survey

PNW scientist Lindsey Gielda

One of the powerful things about research, especially in the sciences, is that engaging with faculty members in research projects really allows students to apply knowledge that they’re learning in the classroom.”

Dr. Lindsay Gielda, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

Additional Resources

Northwest Indiana Robotic Telescope

Research Centers

Building Knowledge

From astronomy to water, PNW’s diverse research centers drive a deeper understanding of the world around us.

Students researching on a laptop

Student Research

Practical experience

PNW provides hands-on opportunities for students to explore their passions.

Student showing his research board

Internal Funding

Research Support

Explore PNW funding to advance faculty research and scholarship.

Faculty Research Day Panel

Research Board

Oversight and Support

See the infrastructure for promoting faculty and student research.

Research News

Purdue Northwest Professor Awarded 2021 Felix Chayes Prize

Grethe Hystad, assistant professor of Statistics at Purdue University Northwest, has been selected as the recipient of the 2021 Felix Chayes Prize for Excellence in Research in Mathematical Petrology.

Nursing professor awarded research project grant to study faculty leadership

Janet H. Davis, assistant professor of nursing at Purdue University Northwest (PNW), was selected as the sole recipient of the 2021 Research Project Grant for Assistant Professors by the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence. 

A PNW student does research in the lab.

PNW Students Power Onward for 2021 Days of Discovery

PNW faculty members and students Powered Onward to shift Days of Discovery online to celebrate research, scholarship, and creative activities.