Research Overview - Office of the Provost

Supporting your Research
and Scholarship
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Dr. Jeff Seemann
Vice President for Research
860-486-3621 |
Office of the Vice President for Research
UConn Research
The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) plays a
central role in the continuing success and development of the
faculty’s research, scholarship, and creative endeavors through
its leadership and provision of service activities in the broad
areas of Research Development, Technology
Commercialization and Research Administration.
The goal of the OVPR is to help make UConn one of the nation’s
top 10 public research universities by 2020 as a result of
supporting its faculty’s profound positive impact on the quality
of the human condition in Connecticut, the nation, and the
Office of the Vice President for Research
Need to Find Money?
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Funding Databases
• Community of Science (COS) Pivot and InfoEd SPIN
• Search a database of current funding opportunities
• Share funding opportunities with colleagues
• Setup and receive funding opportunity alerts
• Identify collaborators within/outside UConn based on expertise
and publication information
• How to access
Need Help?
• (Pivot) //In
• (SPIN)
Steve Batt, 486-6128
Khamis Abu-Hasaballah, 486-4247
Office of the Vice President for Research
Looking for UConn
Funding & Research Support?
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• Internal Funding Programs
• Research Excellence Program (REP)
• Scholarship Facilitation Fund (SSF)
• CHIP Seed Grant Program
• Faculty Travel Program
• Grant Development Services
• Grant writing workshops
• Proposal development & submission support
• Research Centers & Institutes
• Biotechnology & Bioservices Center (BBC)
• Center for Health Intervention & Prevention (CHIP)
• Center for Environmental Sciences & Engineering (CESE)
Need Help?
Michelle Williams, 486-6760
Office of the Vice President for Research
Trying to Get a Grant?
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Sponsored Program Services
• Trusted advice and guidance in research administration
• Proposal review and institutional signature
• Contract & award negotiation, setup, management, billing
and closeout
• Effort reporting, export control & financial conflict of
interest matters
Need Help?
Mike Glasgow, 486-3619
Office of the Vice President for Research
Working with Human Subjects,
Recombinant DNA and/or Animals?
We Can Help!
• Research Compliance Services (RCS) and Environmental Health &
Safety (EHS) are here to help you succeed with research:
 Institutional Review Board (IRB)
 Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)
 Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee(IACUC)
 Radiation Safety Committee (RSC)
 Laboratory Safety Committee (LSC)
• Providing consultative services and training
• Engage RCS & EHS early to avoid unnecessary research delays
Need Help?
RCS: Nancy Wallach, 486-8802
EHS: Terence Monahan, 486-3613
Office of the Vice President for Research
Trying to Work with Industry?
We Can Help!
• UConn researchers bring unique expertise, enthusiastic
graduate students and leading edge equipment to solve
industry’s research and development challenges.
• UConn has many successful research programs with industry
partners (UTC, Pratt &Whitney, GE, Comcast) among many
• UConn can be flexible on business and legal terms that matter
to industry--payments, intellectual property, confidentiality.
• In some cases, a researcher may wish to consult individually
with a company (see for details)
Need Help?
Andrew Zehner, 486-1339
Office of the Vice President for Research
Need Help with Technology
We Can Help!
Services All Along the Innovation
Continuum -- Lab to Market
Identification of
Property (IP)
IP Protection
Startup Advice
and Creation
Proof of Concept
Commercialization Funding
Need Help?
Ali Andalibi 486-3001
Office of the Vice President for Research