At the College of the Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences, we believe that innovation starts with experimentation.
Our innovative research initiatives have made a difference in areas such as:
- forest restoration
- wind mapping and alternative energy development
- the study of pathogens and genomes
We are committed to using our research to advance sustainability initiatives and to improve the quality of our lives and communities.
Visit our Research Activities pages to see what’s going on.
Office of Sponsored Projects Support
The Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP) is the university’s centralized office responsible for authorizing extramural funding proposals submitted to sponsors, negotiating with sponsors, and accepting awards. It has the institutional responsibility for assuring the Arizona State Board of Regents (ABOR), the public, and the Federal government that the University has in-place systems and best practices for internal controls and fiscal accountability for sponsored project funds awarded to NAU.
The OSP is a service oriented team that is dedicated to Northern Arizona University’s research and academic missions. They are committed to excellence in providing support of sponsored projects.
Each unit has their own set of OSP contacts. Please review their index of contacts to find out how to get support.
Becoming a research partner
Research partnerships allow us to create solutions and meet mutual goals.
Partnering with us means harnessing our strengths to advance your goals while providing support for the CEFNS educational mission. As a partner, you can use our expertise and laboratory technology to meet your research needs and increase your company’s potential for growth.
CEFNS UnderGraduate Research and Design Symposium (UGRADS)
Please visit the CEFNS UGRADS page here for all our current information.
Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE)
The RISE program uses the drivers of culturally-relevant support, hands-on research experiences, and a tailored curriculum to increase the number of underrepresented undergraduates who successfully proceed to a master’s degree and master’s degree students who progress to the doctoral level.
Find out more about the RISE program.
Centers and Institutes With more than 30 university-funded research centers and expert faculty assistance, you will have numerous opportunities to conduct your own hands-on research and prepare for your future. Learn more about our research centers.