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

Follow us and visit the ORA blog for funding opportunities and research-related events! 

What's New?

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

During ORA's website construction, these quick links may be helpful:

If you have suggestions, questions, or can't find something you need, email

GRANT: Grant and Research Administration News Today 

Check out the February 2015 issue of GRANT, the monthly newsletter from the Office of Research Administration.