Research Administration

Office of Research Administration and Advancement

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

Active Award Financial         Active Award Admin         Deliverable Invoicing          Post Award          Pre Award 


Kuali Research (KR) is being implemented at UMCES

Kuali Research (KR) is an electronic cloud-based research administration system that supports the management of sponsored projects from conception to closeout and virtually everything in between.  KR builds upon the basic pre-award functionality (proposal preparation, routing, and submittal) currently available in Cayuse and adds robust reporting, compliance management and comprehensive post-award research administration to the mix. Learn more about KR functionality and the implementation timeline on the ORAA Kuali Research page.

The ORAA website is divided into four main functional areas:

Proposals  |  Award Management  |  Policy and Procedures  |  Forms


Award Management:

Policy and Procedures:

  • Compliance (animal use, human subjects, export control, etc.)
  • Whistleblower protection information
  • Work flow for best practices
  • Flow charts for document submission and requests

ORAA is also the point of contact for sponsored project invoicing and financial reports: 

Invoicing and Financial Reporting:  

  • Invoices and financial draw-downs (federal)
  • Financial reports and federal forms

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