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The Old Dominion University Office of Research is dedicated to supporting the work of faculty researchers across six colleges and numerous research centers in a wide range of funded research sponsored by federal agencies, the state and industry. Strategic initiatives include bioelectrics & biomedical research, coastal resilience, cybersecurity, entrepreneurism, maritime, modeling & simulation, spaceflight and STEM education.

The office also oversees research grant development services, research compliance, and commercialization.

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Strategic Initiatives

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At ODU, cybersecurity research takes a cross-disciplinary approach, addressing applications that range from critical infrastructure systems to deliberate attacks from hostile entities.

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ODU is situated adjacent to one of the world's most significant ports. Partnerships are focused on workforce innovation, training, supply chain logistics and modeling & simulation.

Modeling & Simulation

Modeling & Simulation

Across multiple disciplines, ODU researchers build models, simulations, and visualizations to understand the future and its uncertainties.

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Spaceflight & Autonomous Systems

ODU is helping to catalyze the unique opportunities in Virginia for commercial spaceflight, autonomous systems and the sensors they carry for data collection.

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Our faculty are addressing resiliency challenges now and in the future - from climate change and sea level rise adaptation to health and community resilience.

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Bioelectrics & Biomedical Research

Bioelectric and biomedical researchers draw from an interdisciplinary foundation to undertake basic and translational research.

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K-12 Education & Workforce Support Research

Our faculty and staff partner with school systems and communities to support unique educational programming and research through two centers.

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Entrepreneurship & Industry Partnerships

ODU is committed to growing innovation and entrepreneurship through a wide range of targeted programs for the business and university communities.

Additional Resources

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Research grant administration is conducted by the Old Dominion University Research Foundation (a separate entity from the university). Their services include pre and post award grant and contract administration as well as hiring and human resource management for funded projects. The Guide to Research Support provides details.


  • Office of Research
  • 203 Innovation Research Park I
  • 4111 Monarch Way
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-3460 (office)
    757-683-5902 (fax)

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