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Office of the Vice President for Research and Partnerships

vice president for research and partnerships

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igniting and catalyzing  excellence in research to change people's lives
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Research Highlights FY21


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News & Events

University of Oklahoma researchers Kendra Williams Diehm, Brittany Hott, Cian Brown and Christina Miller are leading an effort to train 64 school-based behavior analysts, counselors and social workers in rural Oklahoma.

$5.6 Million Grant Supports Training for Rural Oklahoma Educators

February 01, 2023

University of Oklahoma researchers are developing a “Networked Community of Practice” in collaboration with dozens of education-focused organizations to train 64 school-based behavior analysts, counselors and social workers. The project is designed to address state-identified shortages of highly qualified mental health personnel in rural schools to fill gaps in school-based counseling, family support, academic support and connection to community resources.

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OU Researchers Designing Device to Improve Brain Aneurysm Treatment

January 30, 2023

Under the direction of Chung-Hao Lee, Ph.D., at the University of Oklahoma, a five-year research project will lead to the design of a device that can be customized to better treat unique aneurysms, the irregular bulge in a blood vessel that can be deadly.


OU's Research Strategy Emerges from
21st Century Global Grand Challenges



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Aerospace, Defense, and Global Security

Our mission is to perform research, education, and service to address aerospace, defense, and global security challenges relevant to our local, national, and global partners. We will foster an inclusive environment that enables convergence research, leading to the development of innovative and timely solutions to critical problems.

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Energy, Environment, and Sustainability

To transform energy systems and communities to become more resilient and sustainable while protecting biodiversity and ecosystem services.


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The Future of Health

Using innovative approaches, concepts, and applications, we will positively transform the health of all peoples and the biosphere in which we exist.

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Society and Community Transformation

Transforming societies by setting the national standard for convergent, community-engaged research and creative activity.

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Enabling Cross Cutting Foundational Capabilities




Internal Support & Seed Funding

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Big Idea Challenge
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Match Program
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Significant Impact Research Grant Program
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Strategic Equipment Investment Program
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Social Sciences, Humanities, and the Arts Seed Grant Program
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COVID Relief Fund (CRF)
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Inequities in Research RFP

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