Office of Research Administration

The Office of Research Administration (ORA) provides sponsored programs support to the School of Education and Human Development (EHD) and works as a strategic partner with faculty, departments, research centers, university research leadership, and funding agencies.

The Office of Research Administration (ORA) partners with faculty and staff to ensure proper administrative and financial management of research. ORA provides oversight for the financial and administrative management of research conducted in EHD departments and research centers. The office develops and maintains school-level standard operating procedures and identifies research grant opportunities. Our office provides guidance on compliance with federal, state, University, and sponsor policies and ensures that research is conducted in accordance with sponsor requirements.

EHD faculty and staff can explore a suite of internal resources via the EHD Intranet.

ORA EHD Intranet Site

Research Administration at EHD


Working closely with research centers and departments, the pre-award team supports EHD investigators in their pursuit of external and internal funding from proposal development to award notification. Our pre-award team provides subject matter expertise and institutional review to facilitate our investigators’ sponsored research endeavors.

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The post-award team supports principal investigators (PIs) and their research teams from award set-up to closeout, managing the financial administration of sponsored research funding. They work closely with researchers to monitor, plan and report on their external funding activity.

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Non-Funded Agreements

The pre-award team supports our researchers on research-related contracts with collaborating entities that convey no funding to the University but which must be institutionally reviewed, negotiated, and executed by the Office of Sponsored Programs.

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ORA Resources

I need help with:

Contact the finance staff in the unit that houses your sponsored award.

Contact the unit administrator in the unit that houses your sponsored award.

Open clinical trials that are seeking participants can be found via UVA Health's clinical trials site. You can also join ResearchMatch. Information and FAQs for research participants at UVA can be found here.

Contact IRB-SBS (Social & Behavioral Sciences) or IRB-HSR (Health Sciences Research)

To view EHD faculty currently accepting Ph.D. students via the EHD directory click here. This listing is updated by August 1 each year.

Contact Us

The EHD ORA primarily works remotely and can be reached most efficiently via phone, email, and/or Microsoft Teams. Contacts for pre-award, post-award, and non-funding agreements can be found on those subpages.

Office of Research Administration


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


Contact for research and faculty development.