Vice President for Research and Innovation
The Division of Research and Innovation supports the generation and dissemination of knowledge by assisting faculty and students in their research, scholarly work and creative activities.
The mission of the Vice President for Research and Innovation (VPRI) is to expand and promote the research enterprise at UNT by helping faculty and student researchers push the boundaries of their fields. This mission is achieved by facilitating an interdisciplinary approach to research — a catalyst for discovery and innovation — that has cemented UNT's status as a Tier One research university.
Message from VP Mark McLellan
Dear UNT faculty and staff,
In the short time that I have been at UNT, I’ve been impressed by our dedicated researchers and the variety of work happening across campus, and I am so proud to have joined UNT’s soaring research program. I am excited to see the heights we will reach together...
Strategic Plan & Roadmap
Dr. Mark McLellan, Vice President for Research and Innovation and a 30-year leader of university research programs at five major institutions, is dedicated to growing UNT's research enterprise to cement its place among the nation’s top Tier One research universities.
With the arrival of Mark McLellan, new initiatives and the development of an updated and comprehensive research strategic plan has set UNT on the trajectory to advance its goal of becoming a recognized National Research University. Our goal is to provide a supportive, efficient, and more effective research strategy that facilitates and enlarges UNT's research impact. Core to the research strategy is to create an environment that makes it easier for faculty to pursue research and help them achieve higher success in obtaining research funding.
We look forward to communicating the Roadmap to Research and 2021-2026 Research Strategic Plan.