Vice President for Research Search

President Mark Schlissel initiated the selection and appointment process to fill the position of vice president for research. Rebecca Cunningham has served as interim vice president for research since June 2019.

UPDATE: Rebecca Cunningham appointed vice president for research

The vice president for research is the chief research official overseeing the university’s $1.6 billion research portfolio, plays a leadership role in national and international activities regarding research policy, and guides the university in defining research goals and identifying emerging research opportunities.

The position is an executive officer reporting directly to the president and also works closely with the provost to fully align research with the overall academic mission of the university.

The President’s Office oversaw the selection and appointment process. A position description can be found here.

Inquiries and nominations were directed to input-vpresearch2020@umich.edu.