COVID-19 Update

During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, the Office of Research Services operations will be available and only minimally impacted.

If you need assistance, contact us via or direct email.

What if COVID-19 is impacting your research?

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to change rapidly, we realize that the current situation may cause hardship to your research. Please connect with the Office of Research Services via to coordinate outreach to sponsoring agencies and visit our COVID-19 response page.



Youngstown State University is committed to fostering high quality, nationally-competitive research to promote faculty and student development in support of the University's teaching mission.  The Office of Research administers the research enterprise at YSU and includes the Office of Research Services, campus-wide research integrity functions, intellectual property and commercialization, undergraduate research, faculty research funds, student travel funds, graduate research opportunities.


New to sponsored research at YSU? Need a refresher?

For a guide through the sponsored projects process, consider reading the PI Handbook. It provides Principal Investigators (PIs) with essential information for completing sponsored research projects, such as how to navigate the Pre- and Post-Award processes, how to maintain compliance with sponsors and federal policies, tips for developing proposal narratives and budgets, and definitions that clarify terms. 

If you browse our website and still have questions, contact us using the contact information on the right.