Office of Research & Grants Administration

The Office of Research and Grants Administration (ORGA) promotes external funding for research, academic projects and scholarly activities. We also provide information related to compliance with applicable regulations and College policies and procedures relating to research activities.

ORGA is a central source of information on major government agencies, foundations and corporations which impact research and scholarship.

For more information, including administration of grants and contracts from all external funding sources, research protections and compliance, policies and IACU and IRB application eFroms, visit the ORGA site in the Hub.

Visit ORGA in the Hub

Assistance & Education


ORGA staff provide individual assistance and group education and training opportunities in the following areas.
  • Research Protections & Compliance

    Let us help you navigate policies and regulations regarding research protections and compliance.

    • Research involving Biohazards (IBC)
      • Research involving Human Participants (IRB)
      • Research involving Vertebrate Animals (IACUC)
      • Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)
      • Export Controls
      • Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI)
    • Education and training
    • Interpreting regulations impacting research
    • Assisting with applications, manages the review process, and provides administrative support for the IRB and IACUC
    • Assuring policies and procedures for compliance with research-related regulations are up-to-date and reviewed regularly
    Learn More at the ORGA Hub Site
  • Grants and Sponsored Programs

    The Office of Research and Grant Administration is also responsible for managing the development and submission of all grant and contract proposals to external funding sources, as well as the acceptance and non-financial administration of grant and contract awards.

    Let us assist you in the planning and development of your grant/sponsored program strategies.

    • Promoting the development of external funding strategies for research, academic projects, and institutional priorities
    • Providing resources and assistance to faculty, staff, and administrators in searching for external funding opportunities
    • Assisting with preparation and submission of requests for external funding, including grants, sub-awards, and contracts
    • Serveing as liaison with funding agencies.
    • Assisting grant awardees with administration issues in conjunction with the Grants Accountant in the Controller's office
    • Providing education and training in all aspects of grantsmanship including grant searching, grant writing, and budget preparation
    • Providing advice and assistance regarding Intellectual property
    Learn More at the ORGA Hub Site