Research at Brooklyn College extends far beyond the laboratories and offices of our professors.

It is an intrinsic part of the college’s mission to involve you in assisting with the faculty’s research and to start you on the path toward your own.

Our faculty research a vast array of topics, from the potential curative qualities of gold for leukemia patients to political satire in America. They invite postdoctoral, graduate, undergraduate, and even motivated high school students from the neighborhood to work alongside them, regardless of their field, whether it’s the natural or social sciences, the liberal or performing arts.

We encourage all our students to participate in our wide-ranging research opportunities, a scholarly endeavor that allows you to grow, expand your horizons, meet new challenges, acquire critical skills, and pose new questions that will define and shape our faculty and students as scholars of the future.

Faculty Research

In Fiscal Year 2019–20, Brooklyn College received awards totaling $11.4 million to support research, training, program development, and institutional improvement. Among the federal/state/city agencies, corporations, and private foundations that have contributed support to the college are the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, New York City Department of Education, New York City Department of Youth and Community Development, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York City Council, New York City Department of Small Business Services, New York State Department of Education, Pinkerton Foundation, US-Israel Bi-National Science Foundation, New York City Office of the Mayor, Council on Library and Information Resources, Far Fund, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York Community Trust, Mouse Inc., Sunset Park Health Council, Indiana University, New York City Department of Human Resources, New York City Office of Children and Family Services, Accenture, Vital Projects Fund, St. Louis University, USDA Secretary for Natural Resources and the Environment, USDA Secretary for Research, Education and Economics, Institute for Education Services, and US Department of Education Office of Post-Secondary Education.

Student Research

Every year our students garner fellowships and scholarships of national prestige, such as fellowships from the Ford Foundation, the Beinecke Scholarship Program, the Salk Institute, the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, and many others. In addition, thanks to an endowment by alumna Florence Cohen Rosen ’59, up to eight new fellowships of $5,000 each were established in 2011 exclusively for Brooklyn College students. These fellowships allow you to execute projects that position you as a leading authority in your chosen field. In 2011, 2005, and 1992, our students won perhaps the most prestigious honor of all to continue their research—the Rhodes Scholarship. In 2013, we received national distinction for being a top Fulbright-producing school.

Science Day

We invite you and your students to take part in Brooklyn College’s 32nd annual Science Research Day on Friday, May 12, 2023. On Science Day, undergraduate and graduate students working with Brooklyn College faculty present judged posters on their research.

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News and Events

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Green Infrastructure Test Bed Planted on Campus 
Academics, BC News, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Environmental Health and Safety, Facilities, Planning and Operations, Research, School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences, School of Visual, Media and Performing Arts, Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay, Sustainability, Television, Radio & Emerging Media, Undergraduate | June 29, 2023

The site will educate and support NYC stormwater and climate resiliency efforts. 

Brooklyn College Cancer Center Receives Grant from the Gray Foundation
Academics, BC News, Brooklyn College Cancer Center, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Faculty, Research, School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences | January 17, 2023

Borough’s first cancer center that brings together research, education, and community outreach gets a $100,000-boost.

Brooklyn College Faculty Present at “Are We Ready? NYC Resilience and Sustainability a Decade After Superstorm Sandy” Event at Graduate Center
Academics, BC Brief, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Faculty, Philosophy, Research, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences, Sociology | September 21, 2022

Tammy Lewis and Brooklyn College professors Brett Branco, Jennifer Cherrier, Peter Groffman, and Mike Menser presented at CUNY’s Media Conference, “Are We Ready? NYC Resilience and Sustainability a Decade After

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