Driving Research Success

The Office of Pre-Award Research Administration consists of a dedicated team of research administration professionals committed to facilitating the submission of competitive proposals and the management of all pre-award activities for UVA Engineering.


Staff members in this office interpret sponsor regulations and guidelines and ensure fulfillment of all requirements and compliance with rules and regulations. They engage in the development of budgets and all administrative aspects of applications, oversee the progress and submission of all applications, and serve as liaison with the University's Office of Sponsored Programs.

Responsibilities include:

  • Interpreting sponsor regulations and guidelines
  • Ensuring fulfillment of all requirements and compliance with rules and regulations
  • Engaging in the development of budgets and all administrative aspects of applications
  • Overseeing the progress and submission of all applications
  • Serving as liaison with the University's Office of Sponsored Programs

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR SPRING 2022: The University of Virginia is replacing its homegrown research administration system, ResearchUVA, with the industry standard Software as a Service (SaaS) Huron Grants and Agreements system. The system is known as ResearchUVA Powered by Huron and launched in April 2022. ResearchUVA Powered by Huron contains two modules: the Grants module to develop, route, and submit proposals, as well as manage awards and award modifications; and the Agreements module to create and execute negotiated funded and non-funded agreements, including outgoing subawards. 

For any requests during this transition period, including proposal submissions, sponsor requests for supplemental proposal information, non-funded agreements, no-cost extensions, at-risk accounts, outgoing subawards, or other change requests please contact ena-opra@virginia.edu. More details can be found here.

 

SEAS Proposal Deadline Policy

Proposal Processing Information Form - OPRA has discontinued the use of the PPI form please email ena-opra@virginia.edu with your proposal requests

Research Tools and Templates (requires a UVA login)

 

Office staff:

Tricia Ashley
Senior Grants Administrator
434.982.2380
pna5a@virginia.edu

Rebecca Vann
Senior Grants Administrator
434.924.6274
yax6fp@virginia.edu

James Davis
Grants & Contracts Administrator
434.924.6272
jed9f@virginia.edu

Jodi Frederiksen
Grants & Contracts Administrator
434.982.2964
jaf2bb@virginia.edu

Raynor M. Sebring
Grants & Contracts Specialist
434.924.6269
kzh3ne@virginia.edu