OVPR Strategic Plan

The Office of the Vice President for Research supports the aspirations of Brown’s academic leaders and faculty, doing all that we can to help translate those research aspirations into successful projects that advance knowledge, strengthen Brown’s reputation, and ultimately benefit society. 

In 2016, under the leadership of then-Vice President David A. Savitz, a “Strategic Plan for the University” was developed to articulate the goals for moving research forward at Brown.  A related “Strategic Implementation Plan” was developed primarily for use within OVPR; it focuses on how to achieve the broad and ambitious aims articulated in the Strategic Plan.  Both of these documents are available on this website. We welcome feedback from the community through contact with me or other directors within OVPR.

OVPR staff, faculty and research administrators, and senior leaders of the University provided significant input for the Plan, greatly influencing the document developed by the primary planning group of Carleen Brunelli, Associate Vice President for Research; Amy Carroll, Director of Research Development; Katie Gordon, Director of the Technology Ventures Office; Becky Sattel, then Director of Finance and Administration; and David Savitz, Vice President for Research 2013-2017. John Braunstein of AKA Strategy provided valuable guidance and input.

We are committed to using this strategic plan to enhance our service to the Brown community, help our faculty pursue their research at a higher level of distinction, further raise Brown’s stature as a leading research university, and to have greater impact in the world through our collective research.

Jill Pipher 

Vice President for Research