At the forefront of the Research and Innovation Enterprise

The Office of the Vice President for Research


Highest research activity Carnegie Classification

$290+ M

Research expenditures

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$687+ M

Raised by our Start Up Commmercialization Partners

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Learn. Create. Discover. Innovate.

Temple University’s Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is proud to empower students, faculty, staff and alumni innovators in a world-class research and knowledge enterprise that has achieved excellence at the cutting edge of discovery in basic and life sciences; the advancement of the frontiers of science and technology; and trans-lational and societal research that addresses the most complex, compelling and challenging problems we face for the next generation. The Office of the Vice President for Research is lead by Stephen Nappi, read more here.

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OVPR Services

Research Administration

Responsible at all levels of the university for man-aging all non-financial matters related to externally sponsored grants and contracts awarded to Temple University

Responsible Conduct of Research

Focused on fostering a climate of ethical research and compliance with federal, state and university regulatory requirements

Research Innovation and Economic Development

Focusing on the impacts of research activities and their relationship to Temple’s role as an anchor institu-tion in Philadelphia, the region and globally

Research Development

Responsible for the management of specific reseach programs and projects implemented across the enterprise and recognition of research achievements of the academic community