Support for Research

UW Tacoma contributes to the vibrancy of the South Sound through the varied research activities of its faculty. Excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service are the foundations of UW Tacoma. In a vigorous university, scholarship takes many forms and individual faculty scholarship follows distinct trajectories throughout their career. Despite this healthy diversity, faculty scholarship shares the core common value of active engagement in one’s intellectual community.


Charting a Path to Research Success

Preparation of research proposals is a valued form of scholarship at UW Tacoma, providing important opportunities to hone faculty research through peer-based evaluations. UW Tacoma supports faculty research efforts through the Office of Research. The Office of Research is also here to help faculty find appropriate funding sources for projects. 

Research at UW Tacoma often involves other offices as well. For help with issues like human subjects research, intellectual property, financial conflicts of interest, or animal welfare issues, please see the resource links available from the Office of Research website.

Research links


Report on Research

The UW Tacoma Office of Research reports on research projects conducted by UW Taoma faculty. The report for the fiscal year 2012 provides analysis of the 43 proposals submitted, an increase of over fifty percent from FY 2008. The average size of the proposals has grown three-fold:  from $116K in FY2008 to $372K in FY2012. View the Annual Research Report FY2012 [PDF] for more details.