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Our Mission

The primary commitment of the Office of the Vice Chancellor is to support the university’s research mission and lead the university’s efforts in economic development.

Toward that end, we assist individual faculty members in their research endeavors, encourage interdisciplinary activities across campus and foster programs that promote economic progress. We also play an important role in the university’s relationships with foundations, federal agencies, corporations, and the state and federal government. Specifically, we assist faculty research efforts by providing startup and matching funds to support new programs and initiatives.

We also provide administrative support for our research activities through the Office of Sponsored Research, the Office of Technology Development, the Office of Research Communications, the Office of Research Development, and the Howard W. Odum Institute for Research in Social Science. Please visit the rest of our web site for more in-depth descriptions of our office or download a copy of our annual reports.