Research Activities

Research Activities
Strengthening the lives of individuals, families, schools and communities

Within the seven departments and centers that make up our College, you will find faculty and students leading nationally recognized research across a broad range of interests.

Our research and creative work helps to inform our outreach and teaching missions. Our faculty, staff and students receive national and international recognition for advancing knowledge, discovering solutions to critical societal problems, developing professionals for the field, and enhancing the lives of individuals, families, schools, and communities.

We combine the strengths of a research and land-grant university by emphasizing both the creation of new knowledge and its application to human and community needs.

Scholarly Enhancement Program

The Scholarly Enhancement Program supports and enhances scholarship in CEHS. Faculty seeking assistance in their research activities can apply for program participation. Early career and mid-career programs are available. For annual deadlines, more information and application procedures, visit the New Faculty Development Programs webpage.


The College of Education and Human Sciences at UNL annually sends a team of faculty and student researchers to present their findings at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. The 2016 AERA meeting is April 8-12 in Washington, DC. For more information, click the image below.

CEHS Showcase
Every two years, CEHS hosts a showcase to highlight the  outstanding research being conducted by faculty and students in CEHS. It is also an opportunity to share outreach efforts and other scholarly work. Check back later to download the 2016 Showcase program and get a sense of the variety of activity that will be featured.

2016 Showcase Program  

CEHS External and Internal Grant Activity

Submitted Proposals $90,299,260.00 $82,300,154.00
Awarded Proposals $16,408,970.00 $19,524,844.00
Success Rate 18.17% 23.72%
2003/2004 Awarded $10,192,373.00
2004/2005 Awarded $13,125,932.00
2005/2006 Awarded $14,718,609.00
2006/2007 Awarded $15,078,707.00
2007/2008 Awarded $14,394,951.00
2008/2009 Awarded $25,988,404.00
2009/2010 Awarded $22,067,619.00
2010/2011 Awarded $17,621,159.00
2011/2012 Awarded $16,408,970.00
2012/2013 Awarded $19,524,844.00
Total Over 10 Years $169,121,568.00