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Virginia Tech Research Spotlight

Services Offered by the Office for Research

Sponsored Research

The Office of Sponsored Programs strives to be true to its mission of providing outstanding service to the faculty and staff in their pursuit and administration of external funding. The office provides full service throughout the lifecycle of a project, from preliminary budget review to award closeout.


Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties' goal is to pursue innovative strategies to help translate scientific progress into tangible products, while returning income to the inventor and Virginia Tech to support further research and education.

Research Compliance

The Office of Research Compliance provides professional administrative and support staff to oversee university community compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and guidelines associated with research and teaching at Virginia Tech.

Export and Secure Research Compliance

The Office of Export and Secure Research Compliance (OESRC) supports Virginia Tech's commitment to complying with U.S. laws and regulations applicable to export and trade sanctions.

Upcoming Professional Development Workshops

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Online Sessions Archive

Topics including finding funding, proposal development, export controls, and interdisciplinary research, and more.

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Undergrad Research Stories

Features highlights from undergraduate student research with reflections from the student researchers themselves.

The Board of Visitors Research Committee

The committee concentrates on advancing the research mission and goals of the University and reviewing policies and plans related to the research function.


Research Magazine

Virginia Tech Research Magazine

Features research, scholarship, and creative works of faculty, staff, and students.

Commission on Research

The commission's charge is to study, formulate, and recommend to University Council policies and procedures concerning research.


Communication is a vital part of improving our proccesses and providing support to our constituents. We offer a variety of methods for reaching us:

By Mail or Phone

Office of the Vice President for Research
301 Burruss Hall
Blacksburg, VA 24061-0244

Phone: (540)231-6077

Scholar of the Week

The Office of the Vice President for Research recognizes Rebecca Wattam, a senior bioscientist and computational biologist at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, for using comparative genomics to help scientists find ways to fight bad bacteria.

Upcoming Limited Submission Deadlines

  • April 17 — Biological and Chemical Upgrading for Advanced Biofuels and Products - Topic Area 1 (DE-FOA-0001085)
  • April 17 — Biological and Chemical Upgrading for Advanced Biofuels and Products - Topic Area 2 (DE-FOA-0001085 )
  • April 17 — Instrument Development for Biological Research (IDBR) (NSF 13-561)
  • April 17 — Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers (P30) ( RFA-AG-15-003)
  • April 22 — Agricultural, Forestry and Fishing Safety and Health Research (U01) (PAR-14-175)
  • April 24 — DHS S&T Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence – Center Lead (DHS-14-ST-061-COE-001A)
  • April 24 — Center of Excellence (COE) - Center for Borders, Trade and Immigration Research (CBTIR) – Center Lead (DHS-14-ST-061-COE-002A)
  • April 24 — International Research Network Connections (IRNC) - Backbone Proposals (NSF 14-554)
  • April 24 — National Center for Building Community Trust and Justice : Improving the Justice System by Enhancing Procedural Justice, Reducing Bias, and Supporting Racial Reconciliation (DOJ-2014-3797)
  • May 01 — Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards (IRACDA) (K12) ( PAR-13-290 )
  • May 08 — Bridges to Baccalaureate Program (R25) (PAR-13-333 )
  • May 08 — EarthScope National Office (ESNO) (NSF 14-553)
  • June 26 — Academic-Community Partnership Conference Series (R13) (PAR-12-102 )
  • July 10 — Agricultural, Forestry and Fishing Safety and Health Research (U01) (PAR-14-175)
  • August 28 — Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM) (NSF 14-546)
  • August 28 — Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) (R25) (PAR-14-121 )
  • October 30 — Innovation Corps - Regional Node Program (I-Corps Node) (NSF 12-586)
  • March 19 — Food Protection Task Force Conference (R13) (PAR-13-200)
  • April 02 — MARC Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research (U-STAR) National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grant (T34) (PAR-13-205 )
  • April 02 — Developing and Improving Institutional Animal Resources (G20) ( PAR-13-219)
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