Research and Centers

Research energy, ideas, innovation, and scholarship can be found throughout the Pratt Institute community. From leading new community development policy research, to developing new sustainable art with robotics, to advancing research in k-12 art and design education, to knitting new wearables with conductive yarn, to visualizing unique GIS datasets, the #PrattResearchPower is endless. These research stories of innovation, impact, and reflective design practice, are being told through events, exhibits, publications, and entrepreneurship. Below are five campus-wide centers that are leading the way, along with research in all of our schools from Liberal Arts and Sciences to Architecture. 

To see examples of our Centers' work until October visit prattresearchcentershere.org.  

Through partnerships, alliances, government and foundation grants, Pratt faculty, staff, and students are changing what we know about our world. 


Pratt is honored to be supported by many generous partners. Below are just a small sample of the many government agencies, foundations, non-profit organizations, and companies that support Pratt Research:

National Science Foundationart works, national endowment for the artsNew York State Council on the Artsempire state developmentRockefeller FoundationFord FoundationCiti FoundationNikeThe North FaceCapital One


Contact us

If you have a research project, partnership opportunity, or challenge to fund and you need new creative perspectives, consider working with Pratt Institute contact Allison Druin, Associate Provost for Research and Strategic Partnerships, adruin@pratt.edu.

If you are at Pratt Institute and would like to pursue a research project, opportunity, or challenge by submitting a grant proposal or partnering with an outside organization, please contact us at research-partnerships@pratt.edu and we will be happy to explore the possibilities with you.

If you are submitting a grant proposal to an outside funding agency we ask that you to fill out the routing form.

For questions about the routing form, please read our FAQ.

To apply for a 2018-2019 Research Seedgrant, please fill out this application