Research at Western

Western Washington University's research, creative and scholarly programs are ranked #7 among all Master's granting institutions in the United States and #3 in WA State in terms of total R&D spending(1), with hundreds of faculty, students, staff and community partners participating in a wide range of innovative activities.  Western is home to a vibrant and creative community of researchers, creators and scholars, affording exceptional opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students to learn by doing, working side-by-side with accomplished experts.  Our nationally-recognized scientists and engineers, artists and performers, novelists and composers are engaged in high-impact work seeking to better understand, explain, and improve our community and the lives of people.  Western's research portfolio includes partnerships with a wide range of federal, state, local, and tribal governments, nonprofit and educational institutions, and businesses throughout Washington State.

Western's online journal of research, discovery and scholarship


Research Centers

Current Grants at Western

Extramural funding history