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Office for Research & Economic Development

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The Rising Tide Capital Capital Campaign aligns with the strategic plans of both The University of Alabama and the Office for Research & Economic Development (ORED). It carries forward the tenets of excellence in teaching, research, service and economic development. To that end, this case statement outlines ORED’s most prominent strengths to leverage the highest return on investment and the greatest benefits to our students.

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Letter From The Vice President

The University of Alabama is committed to elevating the research enterprise on campus for the benefit of our students and the state of Alabama, now and in the future. 

One of the fastest growing research enterprises in the nation, UA was named a Very High Research Activity doctoral university in 2018 by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education, the nation’s highest level of research activity for institutions that grant doctoral degrees.  Additionally, fiscal year 2022 was the ninth consecutive year UA earned record external funding for research and other sponsored activities.

To build on this momentum and opportunity, the UA research enterprise plans to further increase the size and impact of our research and scholarly activity, providing faculty researchers and students the tools to address our state, national and global challenges. 

We look forward to partnering with you to power more success.

Thank you!

Dr. Allen Parrish
Interim Vice President

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Capital Campaign Director
Allison Leitner
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