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Office of the Vice President for Research and Partnerships

vice president for research and partnerships

core purpose & values

igniting and catalyzing  excellence in research and creative activity to change people's lives
Norman Campus

Research Highlights FY22

738

Total Awards in FY23

$210.4

Million in Sponsored Awards in FY23

$251.6

Million in Expenditures in FY22*
*Reported to the NSF HERD Survey; Includes Norman programs in Tulsa 

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The University of Oklahoma intends to be at the forefront of addressing global challenges and is launching the 2nd OU Big Idea Challenge. The BIC 2.0 is intended to incentivize the formation of transdisciplinary, convergent research teams focused on global grand challenges and will provide seed funding to incubate ideas with the potential for future extramural support and significant societal impact.

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News & Events

Michael A. Schade.

Michael Schade Named Interim Director of the OU Office of Innovation and Corporate Partnerships

February 15, 2024

Michael A. Schade has been named the interim chief innovation and corporate officer for the University of Oklahoma and the interim executive director of the OU Office of Innovation and Corporate Partnerships (OICP), effective immediately.

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University of Oklahoma Joins National Artificial Intelligence Safety Consortium

February 12, 2024

The University of Oklahoma has joined a newly formed U.S. Artificial Intelligence Safety Institute Consortium led by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology. This consortium aims to bring together the largest group of AI developers, users, researchers and affected groups worldwide to promote the creation of safe and trustworthy artificial intelligence.


 

OU's Research Strategy Emerges from
21st Century Global Grand Challenges

 

 


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Aerospace, Defense, and Global Security

Our mission is to perform research, education, and service to address aerospace, defense, and global security challenges relevant to our local, national, and global partners. We will foster an inclusive environment that enables convergence research, leading to the development of innovative and timely solutions to critical problems.

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Energy, Environment, and Sustainability

To transform energy systems and communities to become more resilient and sustainable while protecting biodiversity and ecosystem services.


 

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The Future of Health

Using innovative approaches, concepts, and applications, we will positively transform the health of all peoples and the biosphere in which we exist.

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Society and Community Transformation

Transforming societies by setting the national standard for convergent, community-engaged research and creative activity.

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Enabling Cross Cutting Foundational Capabilities

 

 

 

Internal Support & Seed Funding

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Big Idea Challenge
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Match Program
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Significant Impact Research Grant Program
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Strategic Equipment Investment Program
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Humanities and Arts in Society Seed Grant Program
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Bridge Funding Investment Program

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