Office of the Vice President for Research

  1. November 23, 2021

    Mcity moving to College of Engineering, names new director

    Henry Liu will become director of Mcity when the public-private research partnership joins the College of Engineering from its current home in the Office of the Vice President for Research.

  2. October 20, 2021

    Research initiative to spur collaboration on societal challenges

    A new research initiative from the Office of the Vice President for Research will integrate social and technical sciences from across U-M to address societal challenges that intersect equity, health, infrastructure and sustainability.

  3. October 6, 2021

    Reorganized unit to lead commercialization of U-M research

    The newly launched Innovation Partnerships will serve as a central hub for U-M’s research commercialization efforts, startup company support, and creating and fostering corporate research alliances.

  4. September 23, 2021

    Prosser, Thün join OVPR leadership team as research AVPs

    Lisa Prosser and Geoffrey Thün have joined the Office of the Vice President for Research and will play lead roles in advancing research and scholarship around the health sciences, social sciences, humanities and the arts.

  5. September 23, 2021

    Grants from OVPR, NCID advance anti-racism research, scholarship

    The Office of the Vice President for Research, in partnership with the National Center for Institutional Diversity, has awarded nearly $500,000 in grants to eight research teams from across U-M.

  6. September 16, 2021

    Professor behind weather data tools wins U-M innovation award

    Perry Samson has been named this year’s Distinguished University Innovator for developing a series of pioneering learning and weather-related tools and technologies and launching companies around them that serve millions.

  7. September 9, 2021

    Researchers receive OVPR large-scale planning grants

    The Office of the Vice President for Research has awarded its first round of Large-Scale Center and Initiative Planning Grants to a pair of teams at U-M that are working to strengthen and expand research activity around engineered materials and sustainable systems.

  8. August 30, 2021

    A look at campus preparations for a more normal fall semester

    From students returning to classrooms, to staff working in offices, to fans returning to Michigan Stadium, life at U-M should feel a bit more normal this fall.  

  9. July 15, 2021

    Tilbury joins OVPR to lead strategy on future communities

    Dawn Tilbury has joined the Office of the Vice President for Research to advance a new strategic endeavor that infuses social and technical expertise to address complex challenges facing future communities.

  10. June 4, 2021

    University to establish new Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention

    U-M will launch a new Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention to generate knowledge and advance innovative solutions that reduce firearm injury, a public health crisis that leads to more than 100 U.S. deaths per day.