The Office of the vice rector for research at İstanbul Bilgi University fosters and promotes the pure and applied research and scholarly activity at BİLGİ by ensuring that faculty, staff and students receive the assistance and support necessary to engage in a wide range of research and development activities. The office offers essential and strategic expertise to support all aspects of sponsored activities including research compliance, proposal development and pre-award and promotion services, interdisciplinary and new program development, and guidance on conceptualizing and protection of intellectual property.

The role of the office is to facilitate the ability of BİLGİ 's faculty to excel at research and to ensure that the broader community understands the important role that research, creativity, innovation and scholarship play in generating the intellectual energy that makes BİLGİ such a special place.