The Office of Research Administration is excited to announce our move to Leigh Hall!  We will be moving on February 7 and 8 (weather permitting).  Please note that during the move, we will have limited access to our computers, files, and phones.  While we will make every effort to continue operating, we ask for your patience and cooperation during the move.  

Note to all researchersIf you plan to submit a proposal that is due between Feb. 6 and Feb. 11, please talk with your grant coordinator immediately!

We hope to resume normal operations on Monday, Feb. 11 in our new home in Leigh Hall.  We will be announcing details about an open house soon and hope that you'll come visit us not only at our open house, but also to talk about your research and other sponsored programs and how we can best assist you.  

The University of Akron Office of Research Administration (ORA) supports UA’s research endeavors.  ORA is committed to providing the highest level of customer service to our research community, through responsiveness, communication, and transparency.  We strive to be a Lean operation by using technology and tools as they become available, streamlining and continuously improving our processes, and providing user-friendly products. 

Visit the ORA blog for funding opportunities and research-related events! 

ORA's dedicated professionals strive to assist UA researchers through every step of the research administration process.

Grant Life Cycle

  • External resources and links to funding opportunities
  • CIGA information, deadlines, forms
  • Limited Submission Guidelines and Opportunities
  • internal programs, including the Faculty Research Committee's annual fellowship competition

Coming: Preparing a proposal for submission; PI eligibility; grant, gift or contract?; and more!

  • New award acceptance and set up
  • Getting an account number
  • Pre-award/underwrite spending

Coming: extensions and award modifications.

Coming: Information on monitoring expenditures, sub-agreements, invoicing, financial reporting and more.

  • Uniform Guidance Updates

Coming: This information will help the researcher ensure all appropriate expenditures have been applied and closes the account.

Questions, comments, suggestions? Email ORA Webmaster.