The University of Akron Office of Research Administration (ORA) exists to support UA’s innovative research endeavors.  ORA is committed to providing the highest level of 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 our processes, and providing user-friendly products. 

The ORA is a team of dedicated professionals who strive to assist UA researchers through every step of the process: from finding funding, to proposal submission, to award receipt and negotiations, and through award closeout.  

U.S. Mailing Address: 
The University of Akron 
Office of Research Administration
Akron, OH 44325-2102
Street Address:
225 S. Main Street          
Akron, OH 44309
Campus Location:  
Polsky Building- Suite 284
Phone: (330)972-7666
Fax:     (330)972-4850

What's New?

2014-15 Faculty Research Summer Fellowship Competition Deadline: Jan. 23, 2015, 4pm

See this year's Program Announcement or the Faculty Research Committee page 

GRANT: Grant and Research Administration News Today 

Check out the November 2014 issue of GRANT, the monthly newsletter from the Office of Research Administration. 


Office of Research Administration (ORA) Website Makeover! Update: January 2015

ORA's web pages are being reorganized.  If you have suggestions, questions, or can't find something you need, email