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.


We are launching the second round of the competition to search for the next Pan-University Institute on Wednesday, September 7th 4-6pm at the Collandes Club. Please join us to celebrate our newest institute- the UVA Brain Institute- and kick-off the 2016-2017 competition.


  • Sep. 7, 2016 Pan-University Celebration & Launch Event
  • Oct. 7, 2016 Q&A Forum
  • Nov. 14, 2016 Letter of Intent due
  • Dec. 12, 2016 Finalist Announced
  • Mar. 20, 2017 Full Proposals due
  • May 3, 2017 In-person Presentations
  • May 15, 2017 Public Announcement

Additional information is available on the Provost Pan-University Institutes website.

  • 2016-2017 Letter of Intent details
  • University Establishes Brain Institute

    The brain is the most complex organ in the human body, and it now is the subject of study for the University of Virginia’s newest multi-disciplinary, pan-University undertaking: The UVA Brain Institute.

    “We are building on broad strength and recent breakthroughs at UVA in several areas related to brain science and education to understand, reverse-engineer and treat diseases of the brain,” Thomas C. Katsouleas, UVA’s executive vice president and provost, said.

    The new institute will draw upon talented faculty and students and recent cluster hires in the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, the Curry School of Education, the School of Medicine, the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Data Science Institute – to all work as colleagues on developing better methods for understanding the multi-faceted brain, to seek new ways to prevent, treat and cure brain diseases and injury, and to teach about what is learned.

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  • Newly formed ResearchNet assists faculty

    ResearchNet is a cross-Grounds initiative which is just beginning, with the objective of assisting faculty in discovery of opportunities for external support of their research, and to assist faculty in finding potential collaborations across Grounds. We have partnered with the Health Sciences Library and the University Library to launch a series of workshops for faculty and students on online tools for discovery of research opportunities (Pivot and GrantForward) which have been licensed for this purpose.


    ResearchNet will also provide support for preparation of large, multidisciplinary proposals. Further information will be available soon.