Office of the Vice President for Research
As the nation’s largest public research university, innovative work led by the University of Michigan addresses emerging challenges, spurs new technologies and drives the economy.
Catalyze, support and safeguard U-M research and scholarship
Research to serve the world
Altruistic, Collaborative, Diverse, Equitable, Ethical, Inclusive, Innovative, Transparent
The Office of the Vice President for Research partners with units across all three campuses to catalyze, support and safeguard U-M research and scholarship.
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Increasing Faculty Competitiveness
We connect faculty to funding opportunities and sponsors
We provide grant writing and editing workshops
We develop resources, programs and tools to increase faculty competitiveness
Research and Sponsored Projects
Proposals reviewed and submitted
Unfunded agreements executed
We provide resources, counsel and connections for faculty so they can facilitate partnerships with corporations and industry
We advocate and coordinate federal interactions for the research enterprise, keeping federal partners apprised of faculty achievements, needs and opportunities
We maintain the highest standards of animal welfare in the conduct of research, testing and teaching
We develop and establish policies and procedures to protect the health and safety of researchers and study participants
We create guidelines that strengthen research integrity and govern conflicts
We work with innovators to understand their research programs and to develop a commercialization strategy.
We protect these innovations through patenting and copyright.
We provide commercialization support and mentorship to walk innovators through every step of the process, including finding translational funding and attracting corporate research sponsors.
We negotiate win-win licensing agreements with existing companies and new startup companies. We rank #3 nationally for startup companies formed.
We develop and implement best practices for faculty so they can forge international research partnerships, all while complying with federal regulations and guidelines that govern research and scholarship