Research and Innovation Organizations

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The USA has plenty of opportunities for aspiring researchers and innovators. We recommend starting your search with these organizations, but this list is by no means exhaustive. 


Science Agencies
Top Research Universities
Science Parks

Science Agencies

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
National Science Foundation (NSF)
US Geological Survey (USGS)
Health and Human Services (HHS)
Department of Energy (DOE)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Office of Naval Research
US Army Research Laboratory

Top Research Universities

Research 1 universities are universities that grant doctoral degrees and have the highest levels of research activities, according to the Carnegie Classification, and may be a good place to begin your search for a site to conduct your research.

Research Universities in the USA by State

Science Parks

In addition to the above institutions, the USA is also home to many science parks. A list of them can be found here.