Research and Economic Development

Councils & Committees

Several campus advisory bodies offer the Division of Research and Economic Development input on a variety of issues, policies, and procedures.

Research Council

The UNLV Research Council serves as an advisory body to the Vice President for Research to provide review and advice regarding university research policies, procedures, and strategies to advance UNLV’s stature as a Carnegie research intensive university. The role of the council includes but is not limited to providing advice and recommendations on strategic research directions and action items; research policies, procedures, and information; internal faculty award programs; increasing competitive grant awards; and implementing Collaborative Research and Education (CoRE). Council members serve staggered terms (three years) and are appointed by the Vice President for Research and Economic Development. The members include research faculty and representatives from the Faculty Senate and the Executive Vice President and Provost’s Office.

Council for Centers, Institutes, Labs, and Museums

The Council for Centers, Institutes, Museums and Laboratories is an advisory body that reports to the Vice President for Research. The Council is empowered to conduct the initial review and recommendation of new proposals, to request modifications to proposals to ensure adherence to approved criteria, to request and review annual reports, and to make recommendations to the vice president for research on the continuation of existing research units. The Council is also available to provide ongoing assistance both before and after a unit's formal approval. The membership includes directors of active centers and labs as well as a Faculty Senate representative.

Associate Deans for Research

The Associate Deans for Research serves in an advisory capacity to the Vice President for Research and Economic Development, but also provides a critical formal link back to the colleges on important research issues. The associate deans serve as liaisons of their colleges to the Division of Research and Economic Development, offering insights into the interests of their faculty and students, promoting the research of their respective colleges, and helping inform the institutional research agenda.

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