The Office of the Vice Provost for Research supports and enhances research, education, and design-driven innovation at Boston College. We foster the creation of new knowledge, discoveries, and transformative advances by improving current processes and preparing for new initiatives in learning, scholarship, and outreach as aligned with the University’s strategic direction to address complex societal problems and contribute to the common good.


Design & Innovation

Design and Innovation strategic initiatives catalyze the growing culture of design thinking, interdisciplinary collaboration, and prototyping to better equip students with the necessary skills and mindset to approach real world problems.


Video tutorials for research administration training. Research Administration Training for Faculty is especially useful.

Cyber IRB

Submission of initial IRB application, amendment, or continuing reviews.

Conflict of Interest Disclosures

Policies, resources and guidance for BC researchers to report COI and related disclosures.

International Shipping

Policies, forms and guidance for members of the BC community who are shipping outside of the United States.

Research Operations

Providing support to research active faculty, staff, and students, working together with groups including Procurement, BCPD, Environmental Health & Safety, Facilities, and Space Planning.


Policies relating to the conduct of research at Boston College.

Funding Opportunities

Resources for internal and external award applications.

PI Handbook

Guidance for BC researchers from the Office of Sponsored Programs.

Community Makerspace

The Hatchery (245 Beacon Street, 2nd floor) is an open campus community design and prototyping facility to help foster creative problem solving for impact.

Core Facilities

Boston College supports a wide array of cutting edge shared research resources including eight core facilities and three recharge centers.


Checklists, templates, forms, and guidelines from VPR.

Intellectual Property

Protect, control, share, or commercialize the results of your academic research.

Research Misconduct

Policies, forms and guidance for members of the BC community who are shipping outside of the United States.

Academic Prototyping

The Academic Prototyping Studio (245 Beacon Street, 3rd floor) offers access to laser cutters, 3-D printers, woodworking and CNC machines, mechatronics kits, and a variety of tools to support credit-bearing classes calling for hands-on prototype building.

Student Research at BC


Undergraduate Opportunities

Boston College students are encouraged to get involved in research as part of their educational experience.

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Graduate Opportunities

Our highly selective graduate programs give access to some of the most prestigious funding opportunities in the country.

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Boston College Research in the News

EthicsPoint Hotline

The University ethics reporting hotline provides an anonymous channel for employees to facilitate reporting of possible illegal, unethical, or improper conduct when normal channels of communication are not available or are impractical under the circumstances. You can submit an anonymous report through the EthicsPoint Hotline at