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.  

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

What's New?

2015-2016 Faculty Research Committee Summer Fellowship Competition details can now be viewed on the Faculty Research Committee webpage. Application deadline: January 29, 2016 (4 pm).

REMINDER! Departments submit copies of Annual COI forms to Internal Audit

UA's Annual Conflict of Interest updates are due to Internal Audit by May 31.  See the COI webpage for forms, instructions and information.

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

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

Find internal and external resources and links to funding opportunities for supporting your research.

Under construction. Available info includes:

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


Coming soon! Everything a PI needs to know from receipt of award notice through set up. Will include information on Also, extensions and award modifications.

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

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

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

GRANT: Grant and Research Administration News Today 

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

Uniform Guidance: Updates and communication regarding the pre- and post-award impacts of the revised UG

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