The Office of Research and Innovation (ORI) fosters a collaborative culture of ideation, inquiry, and knowledge creation at Rutgers. ORI is housed within the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Research and Academic Affairs, allowing advanced research and innovation projects to align directly with the academic mission of the university.
Dr. Prabhas Moghe, Distinguished Professor in the School of Engineering, was named the inaugural Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation (VCRI) in 2018. As VCRI at Rutgers–New Brunswick, Dr. Moghe established a network of research deans and development directors to advance the research enterprise in a wide spectrum of areas, including the humanities and arts, social and behavioral sciences, mathematical and physical sciences, life sciences, engineering, business, social work, communications and information, education, public policy, environmental and biological sciences, among others.
The Office of Research and Innovation supports the activities that engage the university's collective knowledge, skills, and creativity to advance understanding and benefit humanity, society, and the world.
Research at a Glance
$681 million in annual research and development expenditures
Home to more than 175 research centers
20+ members in the National Academy of Sciences
A top 25 public university in the nation
Ensuring robust research funding and research infrastructure
Aligning Rutgers' ideators with emerging research opportunities
Encouraging new research partnerships across disciplines
Advancing distinction in the humanities and arts
Overseeing key interdisciplinary research centers and institutes
Championing a culture of excellence in research across all fields
Promoting the innovative solutions developed at Rutgers that move the world forward
Office of Research and Innovation
Old Queens Building
83 Somerset Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
p. (848) 932-5200