The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR) is located in Woody Hall 350, and is the administrative home for the following units:
The office also works closely with SIU Carbondale's other research centers to strengthen research and graduate education. It administers the University's technology transfer program through OSPA and works closely with the Southern Illinois Research Park. It offers a matching funds program for grants, and a new faculty startup program. (See OSPA's web site for a full listing of internal funding programs for research.)
SIU is a proud member of the Universities Council on Water Resources (UCOWR). See here for more information on UCOWR or check out some of SIU's many aquatic research efforts:
One advantage of attending a comprehensive research university such as SIU Carbondale is the opportunity to participate in research, working one-on-one with faculty and graduate students. "Research" may be conducted in any discipline, from science to the arts; we define it broadly as inquiry, discovery, and creation of new knowledge and new perspectives about the world. SIU Carbondale offers research opportunities for students at all levels. Your support of student research will help fund 35 Research-Enriched Academic Challenge (REACH) Awards. These awards offer the opportunity for SIU Carbondale undgraduate students to work with a faculty member on independent creative activities or research.