The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR) believes that research is fundamental to the success and mission of the University of Illinois Chicago and its students, faculty, staff, and postdocs. We strive to grow, promote, advance, and safeguard research at UIC by conducting world-class research that advances the field of knowledge both locally and globally.
Announcements and Events
UIC reports $410 million in annual sponsored research awards
The University of Illinois Chicago established a new research record in fiscal year 2020 with sponsored research awards surpassing the $400 million mark for the first time in the university’s history.
UIC receives $1.8M from DOE
The University of Illinois Chicago’s Energy Resources Center, or UIC-ERC, was selected to receive a $1.8 million research grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to investigate the impacts of locating pollinator habitat at large-scale solar facilities.
$3M Department of Defense award to support UIC STEM research prog
A multidisciplinary research team from the University of Illinois Chicago has been awarded a $3 million, three-year U.S. Department of Defense award to establish an undergraduate research mentoring program in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, areas with a focus on engaging undergraduate student veterans and minority students.
UIC receives $8M Army Research Laboratory grant
The University of Illinois Chicago has received an $8 million award from the Army Research Laboratory, or ARL, to support the development of specialized sensors to enable drones to use different types of fuel. They also will seek to advance hybrid-electric optimization, which has relevance for commercial drones and other vehicle types.
Mental health research center gets $4M
A University of Illinois Chicago team has been awarded over $4 million to establish a research center focusing on the health and function of people with serious mental illness.
- Study finds racial disparities in breast cancer prognosis testing
- CRISPR technology to cure sickle cell disease at UIC
- Unlocking ‘the shape of water’ in mechanisms of antibiotic resistance
- UIC reports record $410 million in annual sponsored research awards
- Reverse engineering 3D chromosome models from individual cells
225->1 ROI OVCR has invested $2 million over the last two years in the Research Resources Center (RRC) which has generated $550 million in total awards
1564 FY 2017 Awards received by sponsor type
$1-> $14 For every $1 invested in Campus Research Board Intramural Funding, $14 are received in extramural funding