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Mission

The mission of the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is to advance innovation and discovery. The core of this mission is the research, scholarship, and creative works of UNM faculty. The OVPR seeks to facilitate these activities, resulting in new knowledge and applications of value to academic communities and the public.



From the Desk of the Vice President for Research

 



WeR1: Investing in Faculty Success



Program for Enhancing Research Capacity (PERC)


Supports acquisition of shared instrumentation or enhancement of shared facilities that enable major endeavors.

For details visit the WeR1 Program page.

Faculty Scholarship Time (FaST)

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Provides reduced teaching load during one semester to focus on the research, scholarship, and creative work interrupted by the pandemic.

For details visit the WeR1 Program page.

Summer Research for Faculty (SuRF)


Supports faculty transitioning back to focusing more of their time and energies on their research and scholarship.

For details visit the WeR1 Program page.



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OMI hosts NM Sen. Heinrich

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New Maxwell exhibitions examine work of two photographers

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UNM team finds new species of moth; Team discovers a total of 27 new species

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