Many graduate students begin their life’s work at UNH. They benefit from world-class faculty mentors, renowned research centers and institutes, and extensive partnerships with organizations representing industries as diverse as space science and social work. Whether they choose to pursue degrees at the master’s or doctoral level, UNH graduate students learn how to apply cutting-edge research methods to solving real-world challenges. To find out more about our students, faculty and alum see our Explore the UNH Graduate School page.

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NSF Fellowship Recipients

Three UNH students have received National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, one of the nation’s premier national science, math, engineering and technology (STEM) scholarship competitions. These prestigious fellowships will fund their research on invasive plants, bobcats, and theoretical physics.

High impact and increasingly international in reputation, UNH Graduate Faculty include dozens of recipients of the Fulbright Fellowship. UNH recently received a three-year $1.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support the advancement and leadership of women faculty in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. EOS is UNH's largest research enterprise, receiving approximately $38 million each year in research support from NASA, NOAA, NSF and other federal agencies.

Graduate Research

The research of our Graduate Students regularly helps them receive competitive fellowships from organizations such as EPA, Ford, Merck, NASA, NIH, NOAA, and NSF.

Read one example of graduate research at UNH in the article, Tightening the Scientific Understanding of the Belts.


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Tell Us About Your Research

Are you blogging about your research? Have you created a wiki or a Web site that you would like to share? Then Send us the link to your research! We’re interested in what you are working on. For useful research information visit the UNH Researchers Blog and learn what are others are doing at UNH Today!


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UNH Research Areas

UNH research has had a notably positive impact on the community across a broad range of research areas, due to the efforts of faculty, students, and staff working in the colleges and focused research centers and institutes. Learn more at the UNH Research Website.


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Graduate Research Conference

Every year the Graduate School sponsors the Graduate Research Conference, an event featuring the many forms of research across all graduate programs at the University of New Hampshire. The next Graduate Research Conference will be held in April, 2013.


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Graduate Research Resources

The UNH Research Office website hosts a multitude of resources to help graduate students and post-docs navigate the complex process of doing research, finding aid, writing grants, and making sure they are familiar with policies relating to human and animal research, intellectual property, and misconduct policy. Some of the useful resources they offer are:

Thesis and Dissertations

The Graduate School maintains a list of Doctoral Dissertation titles and Masters Thesis titles since the Fall of 1990.  The bookmarks in the PDF will let you navigate to specific years and programs of study. This list is updated in the fall of each academic year.  

Dissertation Abstracts International (Digital Dissertations, Pro-Quest)

The online version of Dissertation Abstracts includes citations back to 1861, abstracts back to 1980 and 24-page previews for all dissertations after 1997. Best of all, Digital Dissertations includes the full-text of all Univ. of New Hampshire dissertations from 1997 onward. Access is for faculty, students, staff, and on-site visitors to the UNH Library. See these instructions for off-campus access