About the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation

The Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation advances world-class research, scholarship and innovation at the University of Oregon, a top-tier public research institution. The office supports the university’s research centers and essential core facilities and provides strategic investment, leadership, and vision for the university’s entire research enterprise.

We serve faculty, students and staff throughout the process of discovery and creative activity — encouraging innovation and economic development through strategic partnering and technology transfer initiatives, helping faculty identify funding opportunities, and overseeing and coordinating the UO’s research proposal submissions, compliance, and contract and grant administration through our administrative units.


David Conover

Vice President for Research and innovation

“Our researchers are creating new knowledge, making exciting discoveries and conducting transformative research every day in laboratories, libraries and creative spaces across our campus, and the impact of their work can be felt in our community, throughout the state of Oregon and the world.”

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UO vice president for research and innovation David Conover stands on campus

Mailing Address
1266 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1266

Physical Address
677 East 12th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97401

Phone: 541-346-2090
Email: vpri@uoregon.edu