The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation (VCRI) fosters a collaborative culture of ideation, inquiry, and knowledge creation at Rutgers. As chief research officer, the vice chancellor creates an environment where field-defining research can flourish.
Dr. Prabhas Moghe, Distinguished Professor in the School of Engineering, is the inaugural Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation. Among his achievements, he conceptualized and directed the first National Science Foundation-funded IGERT program at Rutgers. This program and the sequel program have created collaborative networks across the institution and supported the Ph.D. training of more than 50 graduate students over the course of a decade, serving as a blueprint for several other Ph.D. training programs.
As VCRI at Rutgers-New Brunswick, Dr. Moghe has 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.
Ensuring robust research funding and research infrastructure
Aligning Rutgers' ideators with emerging research opportunities
Encouraging new research partnerships across disciplines
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
The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation supports the activities that engage our collective knowledge, skills, and creativity to advance understanding and benefit humanity, society, and the world. Contact us for more information:
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation
Old Queens Building
83 Somerset Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
p. (848) 932-5200