Vice President for Research

The Office of the Vice President for Research (VPR) is responsible for the integration and enhancement of research activities across UVA’s eleven schools and multiple research centers. VPR leads university-wide strategic growth activities, including multidisciplinary groups in environmental sustainability, innovation, energy systems, and biosciences. VPR also coordinates the various University units that comprise the research infrastructure, including the acquisition of research funding, the planning and development of academic research space, research commercialization, the incubation of new companies and recruiting of corporate research partners to local research parks, and public outreach.

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Melur K. (Ram) Ramasubramanian

Vice President for Research

Professor, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
rammk@virginia.edu

Melur K. “Ram” Ramasubramanian is serving as the Vice President for Research (VPR) and is responsible for the strategy and its execution for significantly growing the research enterprise at UVA through a strong partnership with the Provost and UVA’s eleven schools and multiple research centers. He leads university-wide strategic growth activities including the Pan-University institutes, explore-to-build initiatives, and the 3Cavaliers rapid seed funding initiative. He manages various University units that comprise the research infrastructure, including the office of sponsored programs (OSP), the research development office that facilitates the acquisition of research funding, the licensing and ventures group for research commercialization and the incubation of new companies, as well as the offices for managing regulatory aspects of compliance and research safety.

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By the Numbers

  • Total Research: $394M
  • Federal Funding: $312M

UVA’s total research funding $393.8 million, of which $311.8 million is federal research dollars.

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