Priorities and Initiatives

The Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation (OVPRI) is focused on the following priorities at the University of Oregon:

  • Research excellence
  • Infrastructure to support research
  • External partnerships and philanthropy
  • Launching new interdisciplinary and disciplinary initiatives that have high potential to attract external funding and community impact

To focus on the transformational opportunities taking place within the University of Oregon's research enterprise, the office is committed to increasing externally sponsored research funding, which enables discoveries and the advancement of knowledge and creative expression. The office continues to provide administrative and financial support for sponsored programs, including identification of funding opportunities, proposal submission, research compliance and contracts and grant submission — and emboldens innovation and economic development through strategic partnering and technology transfer initiatives.