Research Pursuits and Partnerships
FAU brings in millions of dollars annually in research funding from state, federal and private sources including: the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research, the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The University is working on cooperative research and education projects with four of the world’s premier scientific research organizations: Scripps Florida, a division of The Scripps Research Institute; the Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies; the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience; and the Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute of Florida.
The Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center at FAU joins national marine energy research centers in the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii that seek to advance the operational readiness of ocean energy technologies. The Center is a partnership created to further the assessment of hydrokinetic and thermal ocean-energy resources off the east coast of Florida.
FAU’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, in collaboration with the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science and the College of Engineering and Computer Science, is at the forefront of the discovery of medicines from deep-sea marine organisms – as well as related ocean exploration, conservation and education initiatives.
The Research Park at Florida Atlantic University has locations on 77 acres on the Boca Raton campus and 14 acres in neighboring Deerfield Beach. In Boca Raton, the park is also home to the Technology Business Incubator, which houses companies in various industries such as pharmaceutical development, software development, and logistics management for transportation and medical devices. Discover more at fau.edu/research