Office of Research & Economic Development

About Research & Economic Development 

The Office of Research & Economic Development (ORED) is responsible for supporting and promoting the research enterprise at LSU. We support this effort through strategic planning, development of workshops, support for pre-award grant services, public engagement, compliance oversight, and other research administration. Our research focal areas outline seven interdisciplinary research topics that we support with coordinated grant writing and initiatives.

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To enhance, expand and positively impact the intellectual enterprise, cultural resources, and economic activities within the State of Louisiana, the Nation and the world. 



To support a holistic, university-wide environment in which advanced research, effective scholarship, creativity, and economic development can thrive and support the LSU Strategic Plan 2025.