Research is a way of life at VCU.
People turn to us for opinions, explanations and help in solving some of the most critical issues facing communities today.
Our faculty, staff and students take the lead. They collaborate. They delve deep into topics. They listen. They question. They explore. It’s what we believe a research university should do. And it’s what we do at Virginia Commonwealth University.
In fiscal year 2019, VCU garnered $310 million in sponsored research. Find opportunities and resources through the Office of Research and Innovation.
Bright young minds
We encourage our students, no matter their major, to get involved in research. And they do. Really. Cool. Stuff.
Created a graphic novel to help children with Type I Diabetes understand their disease
Worked with zebrafish to unlock clues to what causes leukemia at a cellular level
Examined how service providers can better meet the needs of homeless youth
Studied how health care professionals incorporate mindfulness into their daily lives
Top 3 Virginia research university
Top 100 National Science Foundation research university
Top Fulbright-producing institution in 2016-17
Graduate and postdoctoral research
As a graduate student or postdoc at VCU, you'll have the chance to dive into research that matters to you, working side by side with faculty experts when you need guidance.
The beauty of being an urban, public research university is that we get to work with so many different people — all contributing their perspectives. You might think we’re a bit unconventional in some of the ideas and experts we bring together. We think that’s when we are at our best. And we absolutely love the results.