Research Administration

Office of Research Administration and Advancement (ORAA) Mission

The Office of Research Administration and Advancement's (ORAA) primary focus is to serve UMCES faculty and administration by assisting in identifying funding opportunities and facilitating the proposal submission process, award negotiations and post-award administration. We work to provide friendly, knowledgeable and accurate information regarding sponsor and Institution policies and procedures.

Angela Richmond
ORAA Director
Fax: 410-228-9265
Ginger Steelman
ORAA Assistant Director
Fax: 410-228-9265
Barbara Higgins
Senior Accountant
Fax: 410-228-9265
Barbara Jenkins
Senior Research Administrator

Fax:  301-689-7200

***Notice: Pursuant to the FAQs regarding the new uniform guidance in OMB 2.CFR.200, the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science has chosen to delay implementation of the new procurement requirements in OMB 2.CFR.200.320 until July 1, 2016. All other regulations in OMB 2.CFR.200 are applicable to new federal awards issued after 12/26/14 and may be applicable to existing federal awards depending on agency implementation plans.***

Notice of Intent to Submit a Proposal: Click here to complete a form to alert ORAA as early as possible that you are planning to submit a proposal.

Welcome to the ORAA website.  The information, links, and sample forms provided here will help you in your quest for funding and/or the management of the awards.  The ORAA website is divided into functional areas:

Proposals | Award Management | Policy and Procedures | News and Updates


  • Links to Funding Sources
  • Tools for proposal development (institutional information, budget and budget notes templates, etc.)
  • Information on how to route your proposal for approval through Cayuse.

 Award Management:

  • Links to agency terms and conditions
  • Forms/templates for prior approval requests, budget revision requests, etc.
  • UMCES Financial and other post-award policies

Policy and Procedures:

  •  Animal Use in Research
  •  Human Subjects in Research
  •  Responsible Conduct of Research
  •  Conflict of Interest/Conflict of Commitment