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Expanding the Borders of Knowledge

St. John’s is dedicated to promoting significant scholarly research that inspires and enriches–locally and globally. In the classroom and out in the field, our faculty and students partner in an effort to discover innovative solutions to some of the world’s most challenging and important issues. Our research has attracted millions of dollars of support from a wide range of private and public benefactors, and many our students are published in academic journals and present at national conferences. As catalysts of innovation, our researchers are passionate about advancing knowledge, making discoveries, and improving lives.
Faculty Research

As leaders in their fields of study, professors at St. John’s are engaged in research that impacts their disciplines and the world around us. You’ll find your teachers publishing books and scholarly articles, presenting their work at major conferences, and pushing the boundaries of science in on-campus laboratories. 

Student Research

St. John’s provides undergraduates and graduate students with abundant opportunities to launch research careers. Depending on their disciplines, students often work in on-campus laboratories, side-by-side with professors who conduct ground-breaking studies in biology, chemistry, the pharmaceutical sciences, psychology, and other areas of inquiry. Students also can conduct research by applying for major academic awards. In 2013, for example, 10 students received Fulbright scholarships to study and teach around the world. 

Sponsored Research

St. John’s provides students and faculty with various paths to obtain research funding and support. Some examples include Fellowships, The Office of Grants and Sponsored Research, the Graduate Admissions Assistance Program, and The Council on Undergraduate Research. Learn more about these programs.

Fulbright Scholars

The Fulbright Scholarship fosters understanding among nations through education and cultural exchanges. St. John’s is a hosting university, and many of our students and faculty have received prestigious Fulbright Student Grants to conduct research and teach overseas. Our participation in this program reflects SJU’s ongoing commitment to global learning and Vincentian values.

Scholarship is the intellectual core of our institution.

That’s why St. John’s is committed to student and faculty scholarly research, leading-edge methodology, rigorous standards, and the innovative application of knowledge. In fact, research activities of St. John’s students and faculty are increasingly diverse and intense. It’s an exciting place to be with grant dollars continuing to rise, publications in abundance, and students presenting papers at conferences. We are proud our accomplishments today and look forward to the achievements of tomorrow.

University News

In a recent national ranking that encapsulates the founding and enduring mission of St. John’s, the University was recognized as the number one four-year Catholic college or university in the country for its high student-mobility rate.
With numerous technological upgrades implemented in classrooms throughout the Queens, Staten Island, and Manhattan campuses, St. John’s is poised for the future of teaching and learning.
Excellence at St. John’s University has been reflected in new success rates and high rankings that exemplify continued academic distinction and robust study abroad participation.
The growing success of the St. John’s University Student And Faculty Engagement (SAFE) program was celebrated by more than 80 members of the University community at a recognition dinner held on the Queens, NY, campus on November 15.
Tapping the entrepreneurial spirit at St. John’s, the College of Professional Studies (CPS) launched its first Pitch Johnny Competition, allowing students to pitch their business ideas to industry professionals and compete for a grand prize.
The 20th Annual St. John’s University President’s Dinner celebrated many milestones, as well as the University’s enduring mission of service to others, while raising a record-breaking amount of scholarship funds that will directly benefit St. John’s most accomplished and deserving students—especially those with financial need.
From cutting-edge situation rooms that are used to simulate attacks on US soil, to business incubator rooms for promising entrepreneurs, five new labs at the College of Professional Studies (CPS) are helping prepare students for some of today’s fastest-growing careers.
Johnny Wiley, a Government and Politics major from Uniondale, NY, is the third St. John’s University undergraduate since 2014 to be awarded the Jeannette K. Watson Fellowship—a three-year international internship program funded by the Thomas J. Watson Foundation.
Starting in spring 2018, St. John’s students can experience Ireland through the addition of historic Limerick as one of the three European cities included in the University’s popular Discover the World: Europe program.
In what has become an annual fall tradition on the Queens, NY, campus, St. John’s University hosted local Catholic high school principals, guidance counselors, and senior University administrators for an appreciation dinner and discussion of shared issues and ideas in secondary and higher education.
The premier event of St. John’s University’s annual Founder’s Week celebration (held September 20–27) is the Vincentian Convocation, which this year welcomed to the Queens campus for the first time the Most Rev. John O. Barres, S.T.D., J.C.L., D.D., Bishop of the Diocese of Rockville Centre.
In advance of the Fall 2018 semester, St. John’s has introduced new scholarships designed to honor those men and women who serve our country in uniform and those families whose lives are woven into the tapestry of the University.
For the fourth-straight season, the St. John’s baseball team has been picked to win the BIG EAST championship in a preseason poll of the conference’s coaches. The league’s coaches also recognized a number of Red Storm players for their projected individual prowess.
Dedicating a permanent memorial to a towering figure in Red Storm and American basketball history, St. John’s University unveiled an 11-foot-six-inch bronze statue of the late and legendary men’s basketball Coach Joe Lapchick.
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