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Office of the Vice Provost for Research

Padma Raghavan

Vanderbilt faculty are recognized for path-breaking discoveries, scholarship, and leadership in higher education.  I work collaboratively with university leadership and faculty to promote Vanderbilt’s distinctive research culture, which aspires to improve the human condition.

The role of my office has been expanded from its past definition based on faculty feedback. In addition to overseeing the university’s research portfolio, I also oversee implementation of the university’s new future vision and trans-institutional strategies and will work closely with academic deans and department chairs to advance the quality of the research and scholarship university-wide.  My plans include developing strategies to enhance extramural support for research and advanced studies from all sources– corporate, foundation, federal, and philanthropic, advancing a cohesive and vibrant international research agenda, and seeking key partnerships around shared priorities in research.    I will be working with the inaugural Vanderbilt University Research Council in my advocacy for the research and scholarship missions of all disciplines at Vanderbilt.

Vanderbilt  is a preeminent global research university and  I welcome you to seek out our researchers for collaborations that can address  the challenges facing science and society.

Padma Raghavan, Vice Provost for Research and Professor of Computer Science and Computer Engineering

Research Contacts

Padma Raghavan – Vice Provost

Wil Comstock – Sr Executive Secretary
Phone: (615) 343-1339

David Spielman – Manager, Special Projects
Phone: (615) 343-1343