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.

By the Numbers

2.02
B
in Research Proposal Activity Annually
$449
M
in Sponsored Research Awards in 2022
$652
K
R&D Expenditures 2020

Research Collaboration

745
Multi-investigator projects
435
Multi-department projects
140
Multi-school projects

In the News

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Kimberly Mayer

The Office of the Vice President for Research announced that Kimberly Mayer, PhD, MBA, will be UVA’s next Associate Vice President for Research Development.

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Baby and Mother

Larger increases in postpartum depression were typically seen in states with fewer COVID-19 deaths, and lower unemployment among women.

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The $8 million investment will generate clinical trials and other research that will directly benefit patients.

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For Researchers
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