The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) provides support, guidance and resources to faculty pursuing original research.
The OVPR enables faculty research by fostering a vibrant research environment at SLU. Our goal is to lift many of the administrative burdens that accompany managing sponsored research so that faculty can focus on pursuing research itself. The OVPR can assist SLU faculty in the following areas:
In the spirit of shared governance, SLU Research manages a variety of committees and councils to convene faculty, staff and administration around research. An up-to-date list of these organizations, their charges, and their most up-to-date rosters can be viewed at the page below.
In Fall 2017, Olliff oversaw the launch of a Five-Year Growth Plan for Research at the university. The plan is an ambitious effort to increase the scale and eminence of the university’s research enterprise.
Olliff received his bachelor’s degree at the University of Rochester, and his Doctor of Ministry from Meadville Lombard Theological School. He did advanced graduate work in ethics and religion at Harvard University, and he holds an Executive MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
The Grant Operation (GO) Centers brings together key pre- and post-award staff into a single team to provide hands-on support to faculty applying for and managing their grants.
The Research Innovation Group (RIG) manages the intellectual property portfolio and industry contracting activities for Saint Louis University.
Executive Director, Research Innovation Group
The Research Strategy Group (RSG) works with faculty in all aspects of research program development, including idea generation, seed funding, project management, and proposal submission.
Assistant Vice President for Research, Research Strategy Group
The Sponsored Programs Accounting (SPA) Group handles financial and accounting matters for faculty who have been awarded grants and contracts. SPA provides this support for externally sponsored federal and private awards and for internally funded awards.
Director, Sponsored Programs Accounting Group
Saint Louis University has multiple committees charged with ensuring the safety and integrity of research performed at the University. SLU’s research compliance committees help maintain effective compliance with University policy and regulatory requirements.