The Office for Research and Innovation works with Virginia Tech partners across campus to provide resources, tools, training, and services to faculty throughout their career and across the program lifecycle.
Virginia Tech’s investment institutes fuel research and faculty development by investing in high-risk, high-reward projects, providing unique shared research facilities, training faculty, and convening thought leaders in their respective disciplinary focus areas. Operating through the Office for Research and Innovation, the investment institutes help faculty from across campus form teams to showcase their work on national and international stages and compete for external funding. All have seed-grant funding programs.
Virginia Tech's Destination Areas identify and address complex problems that impact the human condition. Teams are working across disciplinary boundaries to address challenges in rural health, infectious disease, coastal mitigation, brain health and development, and security.
Office of Sponsored Programs Pre-Award
Pre-award associates strive to provide customer friendly support services to faculty and staff preparing and submitting research proposals to a wide array of external sponsors. Their duties and responsibilities include Request for Proposals review, budget development and review, proposal package checks and edits, and cost share review and authorization. The office guides faculty and staff through the often complex process of submitting proposals compliant with sponsor guidelines and online submission systems such as Cayuse and Grants.gov.
LINK, Virginia Tech’s Center for Industry Partnerships
LINK works with faculty and companies to build large, lasting partnerships that help drive innovation forward and provides university-level support to deliver a full continuum of engagement opportunities for companies that strive to deepen and expand connections with Virginia Tech.
The Office of Strategic Alliances leverages proximity to federal agencies based in Northern Virginia and in the greater Washington, D.C., metro area to build relationships that can shape conversations around research areas and structure partnerships that can build on the strengths of Virginia Tech.
Private Foundation Sponsors
LINK, Virginia Tech’s Center for Industry Partnerships works with faculty and companies to build large, lasting partnerships that help drive innovation forward. LINK provides university-level support to deliver a full continuum of engagement opportunities for companies that strive to deepen and expand connections with Virginia Tech.