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Research Clinic Hours

Signup for time to brainstorm with our research staff in the Provost’s Office on your new ideas, possible funding paths, opportunities for strategic partnerships and more.

Email to tell us what day and time you would like to meet, and send any materials we should read prior to meeting. Please complete as much of the research summary form as you can and include a brief paragraph describing your research idea.

Working on Grant Proposals / Starting Your Research

With any of the funding opportunities, we ask that you please fill out this form and email it or walk it over to the team at the Research and Strategic Partnerships Office (North 206). This way we can help you work on your proposal (e.g., develop budgets, submit forms) and track your success. The more we know how you are doing, the more we can help you achieve their goals.

View the Top 10 Most Frequently Asked Questions about Pratt Research & Strategic Partnerships here.

Recognized Research Units

The Recognized Research Units document provides a detailed overview of how Pratt Institute’s research units, (i.e as Provost’s Centers, School Centers, Research Accelerators, and HUBs), align with the institution’s mission to promote academic excellence, diversity, equity, and community service. It is a roadmap for forming and operating research structures that advance academic excellence, addresses global issues, promote diversity and equity, and help communities beyond the institution’s walls. The document proposes innovative approaches to align these structures with the mission better and ensure that Pratt Institute continues to make significant contributions to the academic community and society.

IRB Submissions

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) at Pratt Institute is the regulatory and oversight committee that reviews proposed research studies when human subjects and/or participants are involved in a research project at Pratt Institute. IRB reviews and approves all research that includes human subjects and/or participants conducted at the institute by students, faculty, and staff to ensure that the participants’ rights and welfare are protected. Review and approval ensure that research teams comply with federal and ethical guidelines on human research protections. 

To submit your project for approval, please fill out this Google form. You will also need to attach either the Consent Form for Adults or the Consent Form for Minors depending on the age of your participants. If you are a student conducting research, you need to fill out the Advisor Sponsorship Form. These forms will be attached to the Google form as you complete it. 

Please be advised, you should give at least thirty days for your project to be reviewed. 

Check out our FAQs for any relevant information. If you have any additional questions, please contact

Commercializing Your Ideas

Pratt’s Office of Research & Strategic Partnerships within the Office of the Provost will, where appropriate and possible, license Intellectual Property to outside organizations for further development and commercialization. Any royalties derived from any such licenses will be shared with the inventor(s) according to Pratt’s Intellectual Property Policy. By submitting this form, you notify Pratt Institute of your Intellectual Property and any relevant sponsorship, related agreements and publication history. Note that “Intellectual Property” is defined within the Pratt Institute Intellectual Property Policy, at the link above.

Supporting facilities and infrastructure at the Research Yard

As Pratt researchers located in our Research Yard continue to succeed in grants awarded, these grant funds not only support their research project, but also the facilities and infrastructure of the Research Yard in which they work. “Indirect funds” budgeted in grants submitted by Pratt researchers in Provost Centers and Research Accelerators will now directly be allocated for such costs as Research Yard physical space improvements, utilities, waste disposal, security, and grant management costs. These critical funds will make it possible for Pratt to offer our researchers much-needed resources that can continue Pratt’s research leadership for years to come. For more information on this, please see Pratt’s policy on Indirect Cost Recovery.