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Office of the Vice President for Research and Partnerships

vice president for research and partnerships

core purpose & values

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


Total Awards in FY21


Million Dollars in Awards in FY21


Million Dollars in Expenditures in FY20*
*Reported to the NSF HERD Survey

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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.


Read SCT Strategic Plan (PDF)

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Enabling Cross Cutting Foundational Capabilities





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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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Inequities in Research RFP

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