The Office of Research Administration (ORA) facilitates faculty research by identifying funding sources, assisting in proposal development, reviewing and endorsing proposals, negotiating agreements, accepting and authorizing awards, interpreting guidelines with agency and University policies; and providing oversight and support to all areas of research compliance (including human subjects, animals, biohazards and export control). 

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:    Friday, January 23, 2015, 4:00pm

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: December 2014

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

Questions? Comments? Email the ORA