Indiana University’s vice president for research says he is stepping down from the role next June and plans to return to the classroom. Fred Cate has led IU’s research initiatives for nearly eight years.
As vice president for research, Cate is responsible for research development, administration and compliance for the university’s research enterprise.
“As one of the nation’s premier research universities, IU has world-class researchers who drive innovation, and Fred’s advancement and support of their work have been instrumental,” said IU President Pamela Whitten. “IU faculty have realized great success in recent years in competing for sponsored awards. Much of this success and advancement is because of Fred’s leadership.”
IU says Cate will return to a faculty position at the Maurer School of Law on the Bloomington campus in the fall 2024 semester.
IU says its research portfolio grew under Cate’s leadership, with more than $732 million in sponsored funding for research, instruction and service in the 2022 fiscal year.
“I am privileged to have had this opportunity to work with a superb team in the Research office and dedicated researchers throughout IU to advance discovery and creativity for the people of Indiana and beyond,” said Cate.
The search for a new vice president of research will begin immediately.