Welcome to the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research

The Executive Vice President for Research, reporting directly to the President of the University, has overall responsibility for the University's research enterprise, encompassing a broad spectrum of research departments, institutes and centers in the natural and biomedical sciences, the social sciences and the humanities. Columbia has a long and distinguished history of discovery of new knowledge. The Office of the Executive Vice President for Research works to foster the continuation of those creative endeavors and to promote an environment that sustains the highest standards of scholarship, health and safety.

The Office establishes and administers the policies governing the conduct of research at the University and oversees the management of its research programs. It also assists investigators seeking external funding, promotes interdisciplinary research and awards seed money for early stage investigations. This page provides links to the nine separate units managed by the Office as well as to resources and policies to support students and scholars conducting research throughout the University.

G. Michael Purdy
Executive Vice President for Research

For an overview of responsibilities please see the Quick Guide to Research at Columbia University.