The Office of the Vice President for Research
The Office of the Vice President for Research mission is to advance knowledge and serve the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world through research, scholarship, creative arts, and innovation to enable discoveries that enrich and improve lives.
One of the office's five priority areas is Environmental Resilience and Sustainability. In each area, the office takes a coordinated approach through institutes, centers, and labs to amplify the impact of UVA faculty’s work.
Environmental Resilience Institute
The Environmental Resilience Institute supports transdisciplinary research and training at the intersection of environmental change and human well-being. The mission of the institute is to accelerate the rate of discovery, train the next generation of leaders in integrative research, and link science with policy on regional to global scales.
ERI's initiatives include collaborative teams (CoLabs), rapid response grants, graduate and faculty fellowships, internship opportunities, graduate research forum, and much more.
The institute is hosting the Environmental Resilience and Sustainability Grand Challenge in partnership with the Offices of the Provost and Vice President for Research, and the university has announced the intention to invest $20 – 50 million to produce significant advances that will have societal impact and move this critical research from prominence to preeminence.
Teaching & Research Subcommittee
The Teaching and Research Subcommittee, a subcommittee of the University Committee on Sustainability, seeks to develop opportunities for interdisciplinary curriculum development and research. The subcommittee supports a University-wide living-learning laboratory approach and serves as a resource for faculty engaged in promoting sustainability literacy through teaching and research.
The T&R Subcommittee supports faculty research through small seed grants awarded each semester. View the 2016-2019 Sustainability Research Development Grants recipient list.
Research Centers by UVA School
Other UVA-led Research Groups
- Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability
- Biophilic Cities
- Center for Design and Health
- Convergent Behavioral Science Initiative
- Environmental Humanities at UVA
- Green Building & Public Health Innovation Partnership
- Institute for Environmental Negotiation
- Nitrogen Footprint Network
- Virginia Coast Reserve Long-Term Ecological Research