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Vice President for Research


The University of Utah is a top tier research institution dedicated to innovation and discovery.
Recognized as an R1 Institution for very high research activity, the University of Utah is leading the way in research that impacts our global community.


Our research is unique due to its noteworthy history and recognitions as well as its state-of-art facilities, innovation district and leading research programs.

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The Office of the Vice President for Research is committed to providing
resources, support and advocacy to elevate our research community.

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Are you a faculty researcher looking for resources? Start your journey here.

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Learn more about the programs the VPR office has
launched to enhance equity, diversity, and inclusion within
the U research community.

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2024 Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) Faculty Mentors

The Office of Undergraduate Research is delighted to announce the SPUR 2024 faculty mentors and...

RSVP by Dec. 1 for the Reproductive Health Working Group Town Hall

We invite all interested faculty to attend this 2-hour in-person town hall on Jan. 10...

The goal is $1 billion in research funding. Erin Rothwell explains how the University of Utah will get there — and why that matters for Utah

In this episode of the U Rising podcast, VPR Rothwell shares what she sees as...

Research Groundbreakers: Spotlighting Altermatt, Rorrer, Kong, Lobell, and Metz for their research work at the U

Research Groundbreakers showcase different researchers to spotlight our university’s studies and potential breakthroughs.

U of U surpasses $750 million in research funding

Research funding at the U inches closer to $1 billion as the university sees a...

The University of Utah’s NSF Cohort Fellowship Program supports researchers from across the campus

Program fellows as well as Cohort instructors recently gathered to network and prepare for the...

“Why U Research”: U of U students, faculty and staff tell us what makes U research great

Here are some of the reasons you told us “Why U Research” at the U.

Flying high: U of U student’s passion for aeronautics lifts his work and U club to new heights

Meet mechanical engineering student Kian Ben-Jacob. His love for and studies in aeronautics has taken...

U Researcher Tips: How to put together a successful grant proposal

We asked a U researcher to give us tips and advice on how to put...

Calling all researchers! Tell us “Why U Research”

Share with us why you are part of the U research community and what makes...