The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR) believes that research is fundamental to the success and mission of the University of Illinois at 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, partners team up for $15.5M NSF-funded math institute
Mathematicians and statisticians from the University of Illinois at Chicago will join a collaborative group of researchers representing three other leading research universities in Illinois as part of the new Institute for Mathematical and Statistical Innovation.
COVID-19 vaccine to be tested in UIC clinical trial
The University of Illinois at Chicago will soon test a vaccine for COVID-19. Expected to launch July 9, the trial — a phase 3 clinical study — will test the efficacy of a vaccine developed by biotech company Moderna.
ECE student developing tool to track COVID-19 exposure
When cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) began showing up at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health), administrators wanted an improved method of tracking the many hospital workers exposed to patients at high risk of contracting the disease, or who had been diagnosed with it.
UIC receives $5.9M to study mood disorders, cognition
The University of Illinois at Chicago has received $5.9 million from the National Institute of Mental Health for two studies that will use cognition data to predict relapses in mood disorders.
$8M to UIC to lead DOE materials research center
As the number and technology of humans has grown, their impact on the natural world now equals or exceeds those of natural processes, according to scientists.
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