DU Announces Designation of Butler Institute for Families as Official Research Institute
The University of Denver has announced the inaugural designation of six existing DU research entities as official DU Research Institutes, including Butler Institutes for Families! This designation provides us with enhanced access to resources and financial incentives.
The University of Denver has announced the inaugural designation of six existing DU research entities as official DU Research Institutes.
“These new Research Institutes possess national and international reputations of significant stature, creating the peer reputation needed for their departments or divisions to become highly respected,” says Corinne Lengsfeld, senior vice provost for research and graduate education. “They serve the fundamental mission of the University by creating an accessible educational environment that attracts, retrains and retains top faculty and students.”
To be considered for designation as a Research Institute, an entity must have a three- to five-year annual average of $1.5 million in research expenditures from external sources. It must also be found to contribute to the fabric of the University through a certain number of faculty involved and students taught and trained.
Research Institutes get more access to resources from DU departments including Information Technology, Marketing and Communications and Advancement, among others. They will also receive financial incentives from the University to stabilize their administration and cover other costs.
More information on Research Institutes can be found on the DU Research Policies webpage.