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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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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:

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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 Andrew McCoy, an associate professor,  the Preston and Catharine White Fellow, and assistant director of the Myers-Lawson School of School of Building Construction in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies, for his research on innovation and affordability in residential construction.

McCoy is interested in how innovation progresses through the residential construction industry, and how innovation can contribute to affordability and sustainability.

Upcoming Limited Submission Deadlines

  • August 28 — Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM) (NSF 14-546)
  • August 28 — Theory Institute in Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics (NSF 14-570)
  • August 28 — Hubs of Interdisciplinary Research and Training in Global Environmental and Occupational Health (GEOHealth) Research (U01) (RFA-TW-14-001)
  • August 28 — Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) (R25) (PAR-14-121 )
  • September 11 — Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships (NSF 14-600)
  • September 11 — Forensic Science Center of Excellence Program (2014-NIST-FS-COE-01)
  • September 17 — IUSE / Professional Formation of Engineers: Revolutionizing Engineering Departments (RED) (NSF 14-602)
  • September 18 — Management and Operation of the Gemini Observatory (NSF 14-594)
  • September 25 — Major Research Instrumentation Program: (MRI): Instrument Acquisition or Development (NSF 13-517)
  • 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)
  • 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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