Message from the Chair, Research Board

Dear Colleagues:

Welcome to the website for the Purdue University Calumet Research Board. The purpose of the PUC Research Board is to enhance the long-term quality and quantity of scholarship throughout the University by supporting meritorious research projects.  The University is extremely fortunate to have a program to foster and encourage creative scholarship of its faculty through the competitively awarded research program administered by the Office of Research and Graduate Studies.  The Board’s scope encompasses sponsored research and faculty research abroad; university research; and student research programs.

Jay Lee photoThe Research Board serves three primary functions: advocacy for research at Purdue University Calumet; development of research policy; and review of internal research grants and awards nominations. The Research Board promotes basic, innovative and applied research; inter-and multi-disciplinary research; production of scholarly and creative works. In accordance with the mission of the University, the Research Board supports research that addresses the multiple challenges faced by the Northwest Indiana region. The Research Board recognizes the crucial importance of freedom of thought and expression to research excellence and the innovation of knowledge. It serves as an advocate for observance to high standards of research ethics, integrity and conduct.

The 12 members of the Research Board are drawn from a wide variety of disciplines across all six schools. They are responsible for soliciting reviews of applications, evaluating proposal quality, and making decisions concerning funding. The review process seeks the expertise of faculty and researchers from inside and outside the PUC to serve as peer reviewers.

We look forward to receiving your proposals and your reviews in order to support creative and exciting research efforts that benefit all of us within the Purdue University Calumet.


Jay Lee,

Chair, PUC Research Board