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Virginia Tech Research Spotlight

Services Offered by the Office for Research

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Development Opportunities

Research education opportunities are available, covering research topics such as sponsored research, licensing, export control, and research compliance.

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.

Information Channels

Undergrad Research Stories

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

Commission on Research

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

Research Magazine

Virginia Tech Research Magazine

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


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 Nicole Abaid, an assistant professor of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics in the College of Engineering, for studying swarming behavior in animals to gain insights that can be applied to machines.

Upcoming Limited Submission Deadlines

  • January 06 — Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program
  • January 08 — Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM) (NSF 15-528)
  • January 08 — Centers for Mendelian Genomics (UM1) (RFA-HG-15-002 )
  • January 08 — Limited Competition: Addressing Health Disparities in Maternal and Child Health through Community-Based Participatory Research (R03) (PAR-15-072 )
  • January 08 — NEA Art Works, FY 2016 (2015NEA01AW1)
  • February 05 — NIAMS Skin Biology and Diseases Resource-based Centers (P30) (RFA-AR-16-003 )
  • February 12 — Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR) (NSF 14-564)
  • 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)
  • April 30 — Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Pathways into Geoscience (IUSE: GEOPATHS) (NSF 15-526)
  • May 07 — Bridges to Baccalaureate Program (R25) (PAR-13-333 )
  • June 25 — ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers (ADVANCE) - IT Catalyst (NSF 14-573)
  • July 23 — ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers (ADVANCE) - Institutional Transformation (NSF 14-573)
  • August 27 — Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) (R25) (PAR-14-121 )
  • January 05 — NCRR Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) (R25) (PAR-10-206)
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