Research, Innovation, and Economic Development


Under the leadership and direction of the Vice President for Research, Innovation, and Economic Development, we are responsible for overseeing University functions related to research and scholarship.

We support sponsored research, technology transfer and other economic development activities, and the operation of the University Research Park and many of the research centers on campus.

We are also responsible for building strong, supportive alliances with local, regional, state, and national business, governmental, and industrial leaders that will result in bringing funding, equipment, services, and other resources to the University.

In cooperation with degree-granting colleges and academic units at UL Lafayette, we work to ensure the University provides a setting where quality research is initiated, nurtured, and completed.

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Division of Research, Innovation, and Economic Development

We encourage and support all University research activity, including interdisciplinary initiatives and collaborations with industry and government.

Contact Information

PO Box 43610
Lafayette, LA 70504

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