The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Dr. Shaik Jeelani
Dr. Shaik Jeelani 
Vice President for Research &
Dean of Graduate Studies

Dr. Jeelani's Short Resume'
Dr. Jeelani's Long Resume'

From the Vice President for Research/ Dean of Graduate School   

Welcome to the Office of Research which is headed by the Vice President for Research and Dean of Graduate School, who reports to the president of the university through the Provost. The Office is responsible for the development and implementation of aggressive plans  to insure that Tuskegee University’s research capability and annual research funding from federal agencies and other sources are substantially enhanced and making sure that Tuskegee University is in complete compliance with state and federal regulations in implementing research and other sponsored programs.

Since its creation in 1996, the Office of Research has more than doubled its annual funding for research and other sponsored programs. Tuskegee University’s annual funding for Research and other Sponsored Programs currently ranges from $40 to $45 million. Credit for this enormous success goes to faculty members and staff, who continue to search for resources and write winning proposals. The staff members in the Division of Research and Sponsored Programs and various departments of Business and Fiscal Affairs are also to be commended for their enthusiastic support of the researchers in the grantsmanship process. These grants and contracts not only allow us to fulfill the research mission of Tuskegee University but also make a huge impact on our academic programs. Tuskegee University’s four Ph.D. programs are prime examples of programs that are offered solely based on the expertise and resources developed by the faculty members.

The mission, goals and outcomes of the Office of Research are presented on the left of the page. Please visit the links to learn the various functions of this unit.