Faculty at Nirma University work on a large number of research projects, funded by government and non-government agencies. Many of the projects are of interdisciplinary in nature and faculty members from various other institutes outside Nirma University also work jointly on these projects. A good number of research students are also supported under these projects as Research Assistants, Junior Research Fellows, and Senior Research Fellows. Outcomes of the projects also lead to research publications in reputed journals and patents as well.
The university facilitates faculty for research by providing seed money to them in terms of major and minor research projects. Several minor research projects are sanctioned every year by the university for the faculty of all its constituent institutes. Apart from that, several major research projects are funded by the university every year. It is ensured that outcomes of these projects are beneficial to the industry / society.