Research Centers, Institutes and Projects

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Centers and Institutes

  • Center for K–12 Black History and Racial Literacy Education
    The Center for K–12 Black History and Racial Literacy Education is a new research and professional development center housed within the Graduate School of Education at the University at Buffalo. The center seeks to investigate and provide solutions for more effective education around Black history and race.
  • Center for Literacy and Reading Instruction (CLaRI)
    CLaRI, the Center for Literacy and Reading Instruction has been providing reading services to Western New York since 1963. We are a community resource for the assessment of children’s literacy development and individualized reading instruction, as well as literacy research center.
  • Fisher-Price Endowed Early Childhood Research Center
    The Early Childhood Research Center conducts cutting edge research exploring the development of cognition, language, social/emotional connections, physical skills, and perception in the first few years of life.
  • Gifted Math Program
    The mission of GMP is to challenge able students in the same way that standard school curricula challenge average and above average students. The emphasis is not on the development of professional mathematicians, but rather on providing strong mathematical background for students who may pursue future university work in mathematics, other sciences, or the humanities.
  • Institute for Learning Sciences
    The Institute for Learning Sciences is setting the stage for a groundbreaking transformation in learning. Not just inspiring change but by driving it forward by uniting faculty, students and learners in the community in the journey. The future of learning sciences will be shaped by connecting like-minded faculty and students across disciplines who share a passion and ambition for not just studying but creating the future of learning both in and out of schooling.
  • March 2024: Homeland security grant supports bystander intervention training
    A grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will assist the Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention in continuing to build youth resiliency and implement bystander intervention training.
  • Open Education Research Lab
    The University at Buffalo's Open Education Research Lab's core mission is to actively engage and support the study of SUNY’s Open Education efforts. We provide consultation and research to the plethora of SUNY Open Educational efforts, with the aim of developing research that creates a better understanding and improvement of Open Education.
  • Teacher Residency Program
    The UB Teacher Residency is a 16-month, paid residency program that has been designed to prepare effective, learner-ready teachers for public schools in Buffalo and Western New York. During the residency, students will co-teach alongside a mentor teacher for an entire school year. With asynchronous coursework starting in the summer, students can now be considered for our grant-funded programs that are in partnership with four local school districts: Buffalo Public School District, Sweet Home Central School District, Amherst Central School District and Kenmore-Tonawanda School District.


  • Mandarin Language & Chinese Culture Immersion Project
    The purpose of this project is to contribute to the development and improvement of the study of modern foreign languages and area studies in the U.S. by providing opportunities for teachers, students and faculty to study in a foreign country to increase the Mandarin language capacity and culture knowledge of the participants. The project will implement a research-based integrated culture content and language immersion model. A research study will be integrated in the evaluation plan to determine the participants’ Mandarin language gains, increases in pre- and post-knowledge of Chinese culture and their perceptions of it, as well as professional transformative changes.

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