Welcome to the Purdue Research Foundation
Since 1930, nonprofit Purdue Research Foundation has played an important role in helping Purdue
become a world-class university.
On behalf of Purdue, the foundation: 1) manages gifts, bequests and endowments; 2) makes funding available to faculty, staff and students to aid in scientific investigation, research or educational studies; 3) acquires, constructs and improves Purdue’s facilities, grounds and equipment; and 4) manages intellectual property developed at Purdue.
Contributions to Purdue, through the foundation, result in scholarships, graduate fellowships, faculty grants and equipment cost-sharing grants. The foundation owns and manages the nationally-acclaimed Purdue Research Park and several satellite technology incubators. The foundation also acquires real estate for the expansion of the university’s main campus in West Lafayette as well as its regional campuses and agricultural centers.