Division of the Vice-President,

Research &

The Division of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation (VPRI) has the expertise and connections to help researchers at every stage, by providing advice and resources. Working with our Faculties and affiliated hospitals, we are the administrative support hub for U of T's research and innovation activities.


red checkbox Please Note

SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE - The website will be unavailable from 10:00am-11:00am on Thursday, May 26 for scheduled maintenance.

The University of Toronto is where transformative research and innovation is happening across a breadth of fields and disciplines.

#1 in Canada by top-ranking
metrics worldwide

$1.45 Billion
in Sponsored
Research Funding in 2020

Consistently Top 5
in the world for research output

Canada Research Chairs

The Division of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation supports the U of T community by managing the research and innovation enterprise.

Research Funds Managed

Lab Safety Inspections Conducted

Commercialization Projects

New Resources, Videos & Facilitation Tools Created

Wifi IconUpcoming Application & Nomination Opportunities

Sponsor Deadline: May 17, 2022

VinFuture Prize

Sponsor Deadline: May 16, 2022

Connaught Global Challenge Research Program

Speech Buble IconCRIS Research Roundup

A weekly digest of research & innovation communications curated by the Centre for Research & Innovation Support (CRIS). The Research Roundup is published on Tuesday, and includes information communicated in the preceding week.

Upcoming Workshops & Events for Researchers & Staff

Wednesday, May 11, 2022
10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Facilitating a Collaborative Grant Sprint: Tips for Researchers


Monday, May 12, 2022
10:00 am – 11:00 am

Data Sciences Institute – Catalyst Grant Round Two Info Session


Wifi IconResearch Alerts

Sign up for Research Alerts to get e-mail notifications about your preferred research topics.
Requires a valid UTORid


Forms & Templates

Browser Icon Related Sites

Centre for Research & Innovation Support >

Find researcher-centered services, training, tools and expertise offered across the university


U of T Entrepreneurship >

Learn about startup accelerators, courses, speakers, events, programs, clubs and meetups


Blue Door >

Connect with a partnerships expert who will match your needs to potential U of T partnership opportunities.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Research & Innovation >

Find resources, updates, news and events related to equity, diversity and inclusion in research and innovation


Institutional Strategic Initiatives >

Learn more about U of T's high-impact, large-scale interdisciplinary research, networks and supports


Environmental Health & Safety >

Find information and training on mandatory health and safety procedures

SciNet >

Learn about Canada’s largest supercomputer centre and the computation services available to researchers


Learn about Ontario's advanced computing consortium for industrial partners and researchers


Financial Services >

Learn more about the standards and policies related to the effective and appropriate use of research-related financial resources