Our Mission

The Office of the Vice President for Research is responsible for the stewardship of MIT’s research enterprise. Our mission is to

  • Foster an outstanding research environment for MIT's faculty, students, and staff
  • Foster strong, fruitful relationships with research sponsor groups, including federal agencies, Congress, industry, foundations, Massachusetts and foreign governments
  • Enable major research initiatives that cut across the Institute, including line management of inter-school labs/centers/institutes
  • Maintain a research administration, policy & compliance infrastructure whose excellence matches that of MIT's research itself