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Whether you’re looking for funding or collaborators or need help navigating the sponsored project lifecycle, there are many department, college and campus resources to help.

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research & Innovation

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation (OVCRI) provides leadership and oversight for research at Illinois. In addition to overarching planning, policy development, and management, the OVCRI provides guidance for portfolio units and works to promote coordination, lead change, and ensure modern and compliant processes and professional services.

Find Research Funding

Need to find support for your research? The OVCRI can help you find new funding opportunities.

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Stay Compliant and Safe

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation and its reporting units ensure university compliance with research-related federal, state, and local regulations; promote the ethical and responsible conduct of research; and provide assistance and training to faculty, staff, and students engaged in research.

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Funding Newsletter

Subscribe to the OVCRI’s weekly funding email for internal and external opportunities.

Illinois Experts

Find Illinois research, view scholarly works, and discover new collaborators.

This Week in Illinois Research

Sign up for the OVCRI’s weekly communication for the campus research community.

Technology Expertise

From building online surveys to managing and stewarding data, the University of Illinois has the resources to support your research.

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