The Office of Research and Engagement, or ORE, amplifies our scholars’ efforts by providing essential infrastructure and unique expertise related to research, creative activity, and community and economic engagement.

By connecting you to critical resources and partners, ORE supports you as you work to make your mark.

Central Offices & Initiatives

Office of Sponsored Programs

  • Helps you identify sources of funding
  • Coordinates proposal and budget preparation and submission
  • Supports post-award activities in collaboration with the Office of Contracts and Grants

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Office of Research Integrity

Oversight, education, and guidance on:

  • Ethical conduct of human and animal research
  • Responsible conduct of research
  • Biosafety
  • Federal and state regulations
  • Export control and international travel or collaboration policies
  • External professional activities for pay
  • Conflicts of interest

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Launch UNCG

Umbrella initiative housing the NC Entrepreneurship Center, Innovation Partnership Services Office, and Greensboro I-Corps program offering:

  • Guidance on protecting your intellectual property
  • Review of external agreements and commercialization activities
  • Free one-on-one idea, nonprofit, and business consultations
  • Connections to regional companies, support organizations, funders, and other resources
  • Access to the startup ecosystem

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Institute for Community & Economic Engagement

  • Recognizes and enhances the essential interconnections between scholarship and community and economic partnerships
  • Serves as a central communication hub about engagement activities, relationships, resources, scholarship, best practices, and outcomes
  • Administers the CollaboratoryTM, where UNCG faculty, staff, and community partners share their projects and impact
  • Helps you grow your relationships and activities through the Referral Desk, which connects callers with the right campus and community partners and resources

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Vice Chancellor for Research & Engagement

  • Oversees community and economic engagement efforts on campus, research administration and compliance, and eight interdisciplinary research centers
  • Oversees the University’s relationships with local, regional, and national foundations and helps coordinate UNCG’s overall corporate and foundation fundraising strategy

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Other Avenues of Support

Facilities & Resources


  • Intramural research support in the form of competitive awards to initiate or enhance research, scholarship, and creative activity

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Centers & Institutes

  • Strengthen and enrich programs around UNCG’s core missions of research, service, and instruction
  • Provide faculty, staff, and students with greater research opportunities, facilities, and assistance
  • Enhance their involvement in public service and educational activities
  • Have a strong positive impact on the economic development of the state by providing job opportunities, supplying technical assistance and training, fostering community development, and enhancing the transfer of new technology

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Networks & Coalitions

  • Foster interdisciplinary research and scholarly activities at UNCG
  • Composed of faculty from the UNCG community whose scholarship and teaching reflect a core theme
  • Capitalize on and leverage UNCG’s strengths by coordinating and facilitating collaborations and enhancing research, scholarship and teaching

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Research Advisory Council

  • Here to support you in your scholarly and creative endeavors
  • Brings the primary research administrators from each UNCG academic unit together with representatives from our campus-wide centers and other groups crucial to the support of research activities
  • Promotes a positive research culture, expands research opportunities, and continually improves research administration
  • Helps you develop a successful research strategy that best utilizes the infrastructure and support systems available at UNCG

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  • Primary point of contact for the University’s interests in local, state and federal government processes

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Policies & General Information

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