Widely regarded as one of the world’s leading research universities, the University of Michigan fosters collaboration among faculty, staff, students and external partners so that, together, they can utilize their collective experience and expertise to positively impact society. With annual research volume that exceeds $1.7 billion, research, scholarship and creative practice are central to the University of Michigan’s mission and permeate across disciplines.

The Research Enterprise

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) aims to catalyze, support and safeguard U-M research and scholarship activity.

Office of the Vice President for Research

The Office of the Vice President for Research works with internal and external partners to catalyze, support and safeguard research and scholarship across U-M.

School and College Research Hubs

U-M is home to 19 schools and colleges, along with a top-ranked medical center and campuses in Dearborn and Flint, where faculty, staff and students lead important research and scholarship activity.

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Office of the Vice President for Research is committed to pursuing deliberate efforts to ensure that U-M is a place where differences are welcomed, different perspectives are respectfully heard and where every individual feels a sense of belonging and inclusion.

Research Recognition Awards

The university has developed a series of awards to recognize members of its research community whose work helps advance knowledge, solve challenging problems, create new products and enhance quality of life.