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Research Development

Virginia Tech is committed to helping researchers achieve their goals. With the support of resources across the university, faculty can define, achieve, and expand their ambitions, allowing Virginia Tech’s research to move from excellence to eminence.

To best position individual faculty, transdisciplinary communities, and Virginia Tech’s research enterprise to succeed in its research ambitions, Virginia Tech employs a suite of strategic and tactical resources. Virginia Tech’s Investment Institutes and Destination Areas strategic analysis and investment in key growth areas and transdisciplinary communities, executed through.

Offices across campus develop workshops, seminars, and conversations to establish thought leadership, build consensus, and explore cutting edge ideas. A number of training and professional development opportunities are offered across campus to help faculty at every stage of their career succeed in their goals. Offices like LINK and Strategic Research Alliances help build long-term, deep relationships with sponsors and partners in industry, philanthropy, and the federal government. The Office for Research and Innovation’s research communications and marketing team promotes successes and highlights growth areas to celebrate and bring attention to Virginia Tech’s outstanding faculty and areas of strength.

Learn more about organizations and services that are positioning the Virginia Tech research enterprise to go from national excellence to global eminence.

Once a specific opportunity has been identified, it is all hands on deck to understand sponsor requirements, gather resources, and analyze the competition. The Office of Research and Innovation can help navigate the path to building a successful proposal.

After the researcher’s team has been formed and selected resources have been identified, then it is time to build the proposal with focus on the technical and creative aspects. The Office of Research and Innovation has services to help compile the components of the proposal.

When the proposal is ready to be submitted, use Virginia Tech’s custom SUMMIT tool to submit and approve your proposal.

Once the project is funded, then the hard work begins. The Office of Research and Innovation will continue to support and provide services through the Office of Sponsored Programs Post-Award, the Division of Scholarly Integrity and Research Compliance, Animal Care and Use, and the Office of Export and Secure Research Compliance teams.