Office of Research Administration

The office's goal is to help faculty write the best possible proposal and, if a grant is awarded, assist them in managing it efficiently and effectively. Together with department and center research administrators, this office helps with over 125 proposals every year and has a wealth of experience in communicating with sponsors from numerous federal and state agencies and private foundations. Please consider this team as collaborative partners in preparing the proposal and managing grants.

Research administrators can help faculty in many ways including formulating budgets, understanding and meeting administrative requirements that apply to proposals, and obtaining internal approvals. Please contact them for the following:

  • New proposals and contracts, including budget development
  • Resubmission, renewal, and supplement proposals
  • Initial at-risk account set-up
  • Subawards
  • Rebudgeting
  • Progress reports and continuations
  • No-cost extensions/at-risk account extensions
  • Faculty funding reports
  • Carryovers
  • Labor distribution

Additional resources for faculty can be found on the EHD Intranet. The first step is to develop an idea for a research project that you believe is worthy of funding. Faculty can do this on their own, with colleagues at the School of Education and Human Development, other University of Virginia schools, or other institutions. If they decide to move forward with developing a proposal, faculty should inform their department chair or center director and consult with them about the potential need for space, other departmental support, or course release (i.e., buy-out) from teaching. After consulting with Their chair or director, faculty should schedule a time to meet with their research administrator.


Reach out for matters not resolved after working directly with unit-assigned research administration personnel; policy inquiries, and OSP issues.​

Pre-Award Contact

The pre-award administrator for the School has signatory authority on proposals, other pre-award documents, and the following: PI exception requests, notarial services, grant transfers, and systems access (ResearchUVA, COI, Commons, ASSIST, Workspace, Fastlane,, other sponsor systems, etc.).

Post-Award Contact

Post-award research administration for the school assists with post-award financial management issues, oversight of effort reporting, facilitation of audits, and other post-award assistance as needed.

Non-Funded Agreements Contact

Contact for data use agreements (DUAs), MOUs, confidential disclosure agreements (CDAs), material transfer agreements (MTAs), etc.