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Message from the Executive Vice Provost for Research & Innovation

Staff Photo - Saunders, Aleister

Welcome to Drexel University’s Office of Research & Innovation.

Office of Research & Innovation is committed to the highest standards of integrity in fulfilling its mission to grow, strengthen, promote, and safeguard Drexel’s research enterprise.

Through expert proposal development, the responsible stewardship of awards, the highest levels of compliance, and cutting edge electronic research administration (eRA), Office of Research & Innovation’s support of the Drexel research community is designed to catalyze research, scholarship, and creative expression, in order to advance Drexel as a preeminent research university with a distinctive character.

Relationship building and superior customer service are the top priorities of each member of the Office of Research & Innovation team. Today’s funding environment can be challenging. As your partner through the sponsored project lifecycle, our every effort will be to ensure your success and Drexel’s.

I encourage you to become a regular visitor to our website and also join us for a workshop or other event. My team and I look forward to meeting you and providing exceptional service in support of your research endeavors.

Aleister J. Saunders
Executive Vice Provost for Research & Innovation