Our mission

Advancing knowledge and serving society

The Office of the Vice President for Research (VPR) is focused on advancing knowledge and serving the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world through research, scholarship, creative arts, and innovation to enable discoveries that enrich and improve lives.     
With targeted Grand Challenges, the University of Virginia is investing in our strategic research areas outlined in UVA's Strategic Plan. These five priority focus areas for research represent major societal challenges and opportunities and draw on UVA’s existing strengths.

Annual Report For Researchers

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Meet the Team

Vice President for Research

Lori McMahon, a neuroscientist, directed UAB’s Comprehensive Neuroscience Center for eight years and was dean of the UAB graduate school for six years. Since 2001, she has been the leader and principal investigator for a neuroscience lab that has received continuous funding from the National Institutes of Health.

Research by the Numbers

in Research Proposal Activity Annually
in Sponsored Research Awards in 2023
R&D Expenditures 2022

Important Dates

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LabArchives In-Person Training

Claude Moore Health Sciences Library

LabArchives Online Training


Labor Day

UVA Academic Holiday

Deadline to apply: Research Achievement Awards


UVA Research Overview

What’s it like to be a researcher at UVA? Our faculty talk about the collaborative environment and the great support they feel from their colleagues and school leadership at UVA.

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