Strategic Research & Discovery

Office of the Vice President for Research (VPR) mission is to advance knowledge and serve the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world through research, scholarship, creative arts, and innovation to enable discoveries that enrich and improve lives.

The office is responsible for the strategic vision for research, developing and executing initiatives to accomplish the vision, as well as the various compliance and support areas. VPR works to catalyze, support and safeguard UVA research.

The VPR is seed funding research with a strategy of moving research from promising to preeminent and supporting UVA's Strategic Plan.


Read our 2023 Annual Research Report 



By the Numbers

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in Sponsored Research Awards in 2023
R&D Expenditures 2022

Research Collaboration

Multi-investigator projects
Multi-department projects
Multi-school projects

In the News

2023 Research Achievement Award winners

The University of Virginia honored faculty members for their outstanding research and scholarship at the fifth annual Research Achievement Awards event, held Thursday at The Pavilion at Boar’s Head R

De'Ajree Branch

De’Ajree Branch, a UVA graduate student in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, is the 2024 winner of the Bhakta Rath Research Award.

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UVA Research Video

What's it like to be a researcher at the University of Virginia? Watch our video to find out more.