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Research Reaching Houston

Our researchers are world-class, and their work directly impacts our city. Learn more about how UH faculty go beyond the borders of campus into Houston to solve some of the most pressing issues we face. 


Inside Research

Every Wednesday, the Division of Research sends news, event, funding opportunities and other resources to the UH Research Community. Sign up for Inside Research.

Presidential Frontier Faculty Program


The Presidential Frontier Faculty program is a university-wide integrated interdisciplinary faculty hiring campaign supported by President Renu Khator. It was initiated by Vice President for Research Amr Elnashai and the Office of the Provost. The program encompasses hiring a large cohort of convergence research faculty to respond to federal priorities and societal challenges.

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Presidential Frontiers Faculty

Research Thrusts

  • Cyber and Physical Security
  • sustainable infrastructure
  • energy transition


UH Preeminence: 50-in-5 is a new university-wide program focused on increasing our research and scholarly output 50 percent by 2023. This includes the doubling of our national centers from five to 10.

The Office of the Provost and the Division of Research have partnered with college leadership, the faculty senate and faculty leaders throughout the University to determine metrics and alternative measures for every discipline that would advance the University of Houston.

Learn more about the 50-in-5 initiative >

Key Offices

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Contracts and Grants

OCG reviews and submits research proposals, negotiates and accepts awards, and handles billing, financial and effort reporting, and close-out for sponsored projects.

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Research Integrity and Oversight

RIO ensures compliance with federal regulations in areas concerning human subjects, animal subjects, conflicts of interest, grant congruency and responsible conduct of research.
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Animal Care Operations

ACO provides veterinary and husbandry services to support animals used in biomedical and behavioral research, including the maintenance of standards for animals, facilities, equipment and procedures.
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Tech Transfer and Innovation

OTTI manages patents, copyrights and trademarks, and works with faculty to file patents for inventions with the goal of transferring UH technology to industry.
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Business Operations

Business Operations provides HR and office administration support for the Division of Research.
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Communications is responsible for raising the visibility of UH research and innovation programs nationally, among peer institutions and throughout Houston’s regional industry.