About the Division of Research and Economic Development
The Division of Research and Economic Development (DRED) is committed to cultivating an environment where education thrives through research, scholarly endeavors, and creative activity. Why? Because learning to benefit communities in need benefits us all.
DRED provides support to faculty and students during all phases of research. We manage the university’s intellectual property portfolio, facilitate relationships with industry for research and commercialization collaboration, and lead outreach to foster economic development in Boise and the region. We do all of this through several core research units. To support faculty, staff, and external partners in navigating DRED we created the Research and Creative Activity Ecosystem. DRED also provides funding support to university faculty for exciting research initiatives. To request support from the division, we invite you to fill out the request for support.