Office of Research Administration

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.