Virginia Commonwealth University is committed to providing a broad range of research and scholarly activities that enhance VCU’s teaching mission and the quality of services provided to the community.
VCU is consistently recognized as a leader in instruction among institutions of higher education in the commonwealth. As a major doctoral-granting institution, VCU is ranked by the Carnegie Foundation as a university with “Very High Research Activity.”
VCU’s Office of Research emphasizes using research to create, apply and preserve new knowledge for future generations through instruction and publication. All of the university’s research proposals and awards come through its Office of Sponsored Programs. The Office of Research also provides information on the policies and guidelines for conducting research: