Advancing the mission of Purdue University

Purdue Research Foundation supports Purdue University's land-grant mission by helping the University improve the world through its technologies and graduates through:

  • Managing and protecting intellectual property developed at Purdue
  • Making funding available to faculty, staff, and students to aid in scientific investigations, research, and/or educational studies
  • Promoting startup companies and entrepreneurial activities
  • Owning and managing real estate in Discovery Park District at Purdue and Purdue Research Parks
  • Cultivating a diverse, vibrant live-work-play community
  • Managing gifts, trusts, and Endowments
  • Maintaining strong, symbiotic relations with strategic partners and allies
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More than anything, we want you to be happy here so we want you to know more about PRF's mission. In this video, hear from former Purdue University President, Mitch Daniels and PRF President, Brian Edelman about the importance of PRF's mission and how we are accomplishing that now and in the future.


We work hard, but we also know you have a family, friends, hobbies, and a life outside the office. That’s why we offer a great benefits package, not just a competitive salary.

Paid time off

Multiple forms of paid leave available, including vacation, sick and personal to encourage a healthy work-life balance.

Retirement Plan

Save for retirement with a 403(b) plan through Fidelity.  Eligible employees receive a 10% employer contribution each payroll.

Top notch healthcare

Coverage for yourself and any eligible dependents through Anthem.  There are also several voluntary healthcare options available to fit your needs.

Tuition discounts

Discounts on tuition for all eligible Purdue programs. Great tuition benefits available for several Purdue Online programs, as well.

Customized support

You will enjoy access to experienced and responsive support teams within Human Resources, IT, and Payroll, to name a few.

Organizational Structure

The Purdue Research Foundation provides recruiting services for two additional organizations:
The Purdue for Life Foundation and
The Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue.

Purdue for Life Foundation

The Purdue for Life Foundation helps friends and alumni of Purdue University stay connected, get involved, and give back.
Created on March 11, 2020, the Foundation deepens alumni ties to Purdue, drives and coordinates all alumni-related activities across the Purdue family’s post-graduation lives, and works with alumni and friends to garner support for the University.
Purdue for Life Foundation

Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue

The Institute leverages the expertise of Purdue University and diplomatic leaders to 
bridge the knowledge and experience gaps between innovators and policymakers.
The objective is to ensure that leaders of the United States and like-minded nations are able to understand critical 
emerging technologies and make informed laws and policy decisions.
Krach Institute

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