About Research at Yale

Yale University is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading research universities. Yale’s excellence in research and scholarship helps solve real-world problems and furthers its mission to improve the world today and for future generations. Through academic leadership and strategic partnerships around the world Yale works to advance research, create knowledge, and further innovation.

Yale is renowned for both discovery and teaching. As a unified, innovative, and accessible student-centered research university, Yale’s labs and classrooms are turning out the next generation of world renowned innovators in more than 20 areas of research excellence, from biotechnology and environmental science to oncology, pharmaceuticals and quantum computing.

The central university offices that work with the Office of the Provost to support Yale researchers include the following:

About the Vice Provost for Research

The Vice Provost for Research works with the research team in the Office of the Provost to encourage and support Yale research, innovative interdisciplinary scholarship, and groundbreaking medical and scientific discoveries, which are expanding human knowledge and helping to improve the human condition.

The Vice Provost for Research works in partnership with Yale administration, schools and colleges, and major centers and institutes to advance the research enterprise at Yale, and is part of the Office of the Provost.

The Vice Provost for Research has broad responsibility and oversight for the review, development, and implementation of policies related to the organization and execution of academic research. A critical mission of the Vice Provost for Research and the research team in the Office of the Provost is to identify and ease practical impediments to interdisciplinary research, to ensure best practices for education, training, and guidance to promote the responsible conduct of research, and to ensure compliance in all areas of research administration across Yale University.

Research Team in the Office of the Provost

Peter Schiffer

Vice Provost for Research (effective October 16, 2017)
Senior Associate Provost for Research Administration
203-785-2518
Associate Provost for Research
Assistant Provost for Research
Research and Data Policy Specialist

Carolyn Van Gemert

Administrative Associate
203-432-4448

The Office of the Provost is located at
2 Whitney Avenue, Suite 400
New Haven, Connecticut

Mailing address:
Office of the Provost
P.O. Box 208333
New Haven, CT 06520-8365
Tel. 203-432-4448