UEPA has invested large sums in research groups arranged in 7 major areas.
Every year, UEPA launches its own call to support its current 66 research groups. UEPA research and graduate program policies help research groups in several areas of knowledge.
Faculty staff activities are enhanced by institutional investment in research projects, and by an increased number of teachers as well as the creation of new graduate courses, with impact on staff scientific production. The UEPA administration board has invested significant funds in laboratories combined with funds granted by the local State government and by financing agencies such as FINEP, CAPES and CNPq.