Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education
https://research.wisc.edu/ -- Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education
(608) 262-1044 -- Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education
333 Bascom Hall
On August 19, 2019, Norman Drinkwater will retire from his post at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's interim Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education. Steve Ackerman, who has served as UW-Madison's Associate Vice Chancellor for Research in the Physical Sciences since 2012, will assume the interim position.
At the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Graduate School has overall responsibility for research and graduate education. This dual responsibility reflects the symbiotic relationship between research and graduate education; success in one is closely aligned to success in the other. The mission of the graduate program is to "foster excellence in research and graduate education."
The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education oversees more than $1.2 billion in annual research expenditures, a figure that puts the University of Wisconsin–Madison as the number sixth university in the nation for volume of research. The office also includes administration of 17 cross-campus research and service centers and maintains oversight of the Graduate School, which has an annual budget of $160 million and as well as responsibility for 9,400 graduate students in 150 master’s and 120 doctoral fields. The Vice Chancellor’s leadership team consists of faculty and staff members representing the various disciplines of research and graduate education, including administration, compliance, policy physical sciences, biological sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities. In addition, an extensive network of operational support is in place to support the office’s mission.