Research Support Services

The Office of Research Affairs facilitates the pursuit of funding for research and scholarly activities, and manages the resulting awards. The office provides the following assistance:
 ServicesPrimary Point of Contact
Funding Source Information
  • Identify federal, state, and private funding opportunities
  • Conduct funding searches and provide access to the SPIN Database
  • Obtain sponsor guidelines and application forms
  • Determine if a program is a good match
Sponsored research officer
Grant and Contract Proposal Development
  • Serve as administrative liaison between faculty and the government agencies and private sector businesses that seek expertise
  • Provide insight into sponsor practices, and application guidelines and policies
  • Assist with refining ideas suitable for funding
  • Facilitate interdisciplinary and collaborative proposals
  • Edit and critique proposal narratives and statements of work
  • Develop budgets
  • Navigate electronic proposal submission systems
  • Facilitate University approvals and signatures
  • Submit hard copy and electronic proposals
Sponsored research officer
Institutional Compliance and Research IntegrityFacilitate compliance with university, state and federal regulations in the areas of:
  • animal care and use
  • conflict of interest
  • export controls
  • human subjects protection
  • intellectual property
  • responsible conduct of research
Research Integrity and Compliance Analyst
Award Review and Acceptance
  • Review the terms and conditions of awards
  • Ensure compliance with University policies
  • Negotiate awards with sponsors as needed
Sponsored research officer
Account Administration and Management
  • Manage awards in compliance with University and sponsor policies from account set-up to account close and audit
  • Serve as administrative liaison with funding agencies and various university and UEI offices including payroll, business services, and human resources
  • Assist with establishing and maintaining accounts
  • Apply costing principles from the federal Office of Management and Budget circulars A-21 and A-10
  • Monitor project budgets and approve expenditures
  • Ensure project staff are properly hired and compensated
  • Initiate agreements with project consultants
  • Facilitate subcontracts
  • Invoice funding agencies
  • Prepare timely financial reports
  • Work with PIs to ensure compliance with deliverables outlined in the grant or contract award
  • Ensure proper closeout
Account Administrator