The Office of the Vice Provost for Research assists faculty members from all academic units in identifying, obtaining and managing the funding needed to support their research and scholarship. Internal 'seed' funding, matching grant proposal funding, searchable online funding databases, grant writing seminars, proposal support and travel awards to national funding agencies are only a few of the services provided to the faculty by the Office of the VPR.
The VPR also acts as Baylor's representative in pursuing partnerships and collaborative agreements with entities outside the university. The office negotiates sponsored research agreements on behalf of faculty and pursues technology transfer and licensing opportunities with industry. The Office of the VPR welcomes the opportunity to discuss collaborative research and scholarship pursuits that can advance the academic mission of Baylor University.
The VPR Colloquium brings major national and international speakers to campus. The Vice Provost for Research provides funding for travel and an honorarium.
Requests for colloquium funding may be submitted via an online application at any time. Please contact the Office of the VPR for additional information.
About Research at Baylor
Office of Sponsored Programs
The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) supports Baylor University faculty in the acquisition, performance and administration of projects and programs funded from sources outside the University. The OSP is the central point of coordination for sponsored projects and the University's representative for grants, contracts and other agreements from government agencies and private industry. Please check the OSP website for a more detailed description of services and staff contact information.
Technology Commercialization and Industry Engagement
The Office of the VPR, assisted by the university Committee on Technology and Commercialization,
provides support throughout the process of identifying and disclosing innovative discoveries,
securing patents or other appropriate legal protections, and negotiating licensing agreements with industry.
Inventions and technologies that result from time-consuming research efforts by faculty, staff and students
are valuable assets that can benefit society, stimulate economic growth, and generate funds to support
additional research at the university. Protecting and commercializing innovative discoveries requires legal
and business expertise in addition to faculty expertise in specific areas of research and scholarly activity.
The Office of the Assistant Vice Provost for Research, Technology Commercialization and Industry Engagement,
coordinates the roles of all participants in the technology commercialization process.
About Technology Commercialization and Industry Engagement
Patent Law Basics for University Researchers
Research Compliance Office
The Assistant Vice Provost for Research, Research Compliance and the following committees, offices and departments, monitors all university research activity to ensure that it is conducted in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations and guidelines.
Conflict of Interest in Research
Export Compliance (Provost Office)
Human Subjects Research
Laboratory Animal Research or Instruction
Radiation Safety Committee
Responsible Conduct of Research