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Fueling research, scholarship, and innovation

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) provides resources and support to researchers, scholars, and creators to forge new frontiers of discovery. Through strategic initiatives, administrative and compliance infrastructure, and core facilities, we facilitate a thriving campus culture of collaboration, creativity, and innovation.

The OVPR organization includes six regulatory compliance offices, eight research centers, four core research facilities, research development and communications teams, the UI Research Foundation, and the State Hygienic Laboratory.

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The OVPR is hiring various positions to support the research enterprise.

Marty Scholtz

Meet Marty Scholtz, Vice President for Research

J. Martin Scholtz was named the University of Iowa's Vice President for Research in June of 2019. During his tenure, he has led the research enterprise through the COVID-19 pandemic, including a ramp down of operations and a phased, safe return to campus.

He previously served as the executive associate vice president for research at Texas A&M University, where he held faculty appointments in biochemistry and biophysics, molecular and cellular medicine, and medical biochemistry and genetics. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska—Lincoln and a doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley.