A Preeminent Christian Research University

Baylor University’s vision affirms that the world needs a preeminent research university that is unambiguously Christian. In 2021, Baylor was recognized as an R1 research institution, a significant benchmark in the University's continued focus and investment in research at the highest levels. Through top-tier research and scholarship, R1 universities bring their voice to bear in addressing our world’s most meaningful challenges. As Baylor achieves preeminence as a Christian research university, it enables researchers from throughout the University to infuse the quest for solutions, at the highest levels, with Baylor’s distinct voice and mission.


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Jul. 2, 2024
Lulin Jiang, Ph.D., Leads Team Accepted into NSF's National I-Corps Program

With support from the Southwest I-Corps Hub, Jiang’s fuel-flexible combustion technology extends beyond the laboratory toward commercialization

Jul. 1, 2024
Envisioning the Future

Biochemist Bryan Shaw and his team of researchers are pursuing advances that make laboratory spaces more accessible to those with different abilities.

Jun. 28, 2024
Baylor Researchers Receive $2.5 Million DOD Grant to Improve Pelvic Care for Women Service Members

Novel intervention to be tested by Robbins College faculty could have a “substantial impact on the health and wellbeing of countless women service members”

Jun. 26, 2024
Baylor Researchers Collaborating on $15 Million Project to Advance Sustainable Approaches in Defense Manufacturing

Research from Baylor’s Point-of-Need-Innovations Center could drastically reduce time and logistical footprints for the development or repair of mission-critical components.

Jun. 5, 2024
Baylor Ranked in Top 100 U.S. Universities Granted Utility Patents in 2023

Top university patent holders ranked in report from National Academy of Inventors and IP Owners Association

May 31, 2024
Baylor Planetary Geophysicist Receives Esteemed Early Career Award from NASA

Peter B. James, Ph.D., selected for prestigious NASA award for his contributions to planetary science.

May 29, 2024
Baylor Faculty and Students Receive Louisville Institute Grant Awards

Beth Allison Barr, Ph.D., along with two faculty colleagues and three doctoral students from the Baylor University College of Arts & Sciences have received 2024 grant awards from Louisville Institute.

May 22, 2024
Baylor Professor to Advance New Generation of Metal Alloys as Part of $12.5 Million DOE Center

Garritt J. Tucker, Ph.D., The Eula Mae and John Baugh Chair in Physics, is part of a multi-institution partnership in a Stewardship Science Academic Alliances Center of Excellence to test materials under extreme conditions.

Our Research Commitment


Give Light, the philanthropic campaign for Baylor's future, provides significant endowed funding that fueled Baylor's R1 achievement will facilitate continued research growth across campus.

Endowed Faculty Positions

Through the creation of new endowed faculty positions, including 17 endowed chairs in areas that support growth in research initiatives, Baylor supports high-level teaching and discovery.

Campaign Donors

The Baylor Family is united in support of Baylor's distinct role as the preeminent Christian research university.


BAYLOR STANDS APART AS A CHRISTIAN RESEARCH UNIVERSITY — a position that empowers our aspiration to become America's preeminent Christian research university. Illuminate, Baylor University's Academic Strategic Plan, has one overarching goal: To bring light to the world as we accelerate our quest toward preeminence as a Christian research university, building on Baylor's historic strengths and strategically investing in new areas of research and service.