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Our Mission - Vice President Research and Economic Development - University at Buffalo Skip to Content

Our Mission

Creative and performing arts help UB faculty, students and staff discover the world from diverse perspectives.

The Vice President for Research and Economic Development advances the research enterprise at UB. Its many offices provide a supportive infrastructure for scholarship and creative activities, as well as advocating on behalf of researchers.

Supporting Scholarly Excellence

  • New project identification
  • Funding opportunities
  • Proposal development, review and submission
  • Partnership with investigators and agencies to present fundable research
  • Management of research awards for the life of the project

Creating Collaborations

  • Shared equipment and facilities
  • Strategic partnerships with institutions and investigators
  • Results, expertise and stories communicated to multiple audiences

Ensuring Compliance in a Regulatory Environment

  • Up-to-date policies from sponsoring agencies
  • Federal regulations and university guidelines
  • Forms for maintaining research compliance

Contributing to Job Growth and a Diversified Economy

  • Protection of intellectual property
  • Assistance with technology transfer
  • Launch of start-ups
  • Innovation for business growth
  • Regional attraction of knowledge / creative workers