Office of the Vice Provost for Research
The Vice Provost for Research is an adviser to the Provost and has oversight of the University’s vast research enterprise, encompassing a broad spectrum of research support services, regulatory bodies, multi-disciplinary campus-wide Centers and Institutes, and partnerships to further develop investigator inventions. OVPR collaborates with Penn constituents and external partners to promote meaningful scholarship, uphold research integrity, and foster new discoveries.
The investigative collaborations that take place at Penn represent some of today’s most cutting-edge interdisciplinary research. Explore the centers and institutes that are generating new knowledge all over campus, and learn about the powerful impact this Penn-generated knowledge is making in all corners of the world.
OVPR is charged with oversight responsibility for multiple regulatory compliance areas at Penn. Given the breadth of regulations and guidelines, research compliance is a shared responsibility between numerous University offices.
OVPR manages a number of internal funding opportunities on behalf of the University as well as access to external funding opportunities.
The Penn Research Excellence Initiative, spearheaded by OVPR, is a program that supports research credibility and integrity on Penn’s campus and across the Philadelphia region.
Penn's Research Portal is a centralized compendium of University-wide research-related links.