Montana State University

Research Council

Montana State University
P.O. Box 172460
Bozeman, MT 59717-2460

Tel: (406) 994-2891
Email: Linda LaCrone


VP Renee Reijo Pera

Research Council

Please look for important announcements here:

Next Meeting:

November 6 @ 3:00 PM
(214 Hamilton Hall)

December 4 @ 3:00 PM

(214 Hamilton Hall)

All meetings are the first Thursday of each month at 3:00pm; subject to change.

Montana Hall with the M.


Enhance the research enterprise at MSU and provide guidance and recommendations for strategic investments to facilitate discovery on the MSU campus.

Areas of Responsibility

  1. Recommend approaches for enhancing research infrastructure.
  2. Recommend approaches for enhancing interdisciplinary research .
  3. Enhance research and creative activities across all disciplines of the university.
  4. Address broader impacts of social and ethical implications of research.
  5. Strengthen the integration of and  the impact of research on the learning experience of our students.
  6. Identify approaches for enhancing and expanding MSU’s graduate program.
  7. Identify approaches for enhancing undergraduate engagement in research.
  8. Identify processes for enhancing the communication of discovery within and outside MSU, including ways to celebrate research.
  9. Identify goals and metrics for increased competitiveness and overall success of the research enterprise.


VP for Research, Chair
*One Dean
*One Department Head
*Two Center Directors
*Seven Faculty [One Representative from each College]
*One Faculty Senate
*One Professional Staff
One Community Member [President's Advisory Council]
Provost [Non-Voting]
VP for Student Success [Non-Voting]
Vice Provost Graduate Education [Non-Voting]
* This will  be an elected, two-year term beginning 2012-2013.