COVID19 & Research Activities

OVCR Research-Related Updates Regarding COVID19 Emergency and Research Activities

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.

Rashid Ansari
University Scholar Rashid Ansari
Professor of electrical and computer engineering
Anna Roosevelt
University Scholar Anna Roosevelt
Professor of anthropology
Sandy Wayne
University Scholar Sandy Wayne
Professor of managerial studies
Subhash Pandey
University Scholar Subhash Pandey
Professor of psychiatry, anatomy and cell biology
Fabricio Balcazar
University Scholar Fabricio Balcazar
Professor of disability and human development

Announcements and Events

Researcher awarded $10.15M to develop antibody-based...

Researchers at the University of Illinois Chicago have been awarded a five-year, $10.15 million grant to develop a broad-spectrum immunomodulatory eye drop to treat patients with severe dry eye and ocular surface disease due to inflammatory and immune system disorders.


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.

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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.


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OVCR Facts

  • 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