Resources For Researchers
The University of Arizona has numerous world-class research groups working at the cutting edges of technology and translating research into practical applications. Our researchers are a diverse community of people who thrive on innovation and collaboration. Many have played a part in groundbreaking projects ranging from the exploration of Mars to the development of new cancer treatments and pioneering breakthroughs in heart transplantation.
The University of Arizona produces more than $680 million in annual research and is ranked as one of the top 25 public research universities in the nation. UA is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), a group of 62 leading U.S. Universities distinguished by the breadth and quality of their programs in research and graduate education.
The various compliance and safety units in Research, Discovery & Innovation (RDI) support research excellence at The University of Arizona (UA) through the adoption and implementation of policies and procedures that promote the safe, legal, and ethical conduct of research. We emphasize collaborative engagement to achieve best practices and shared acceptance of core values.
The University of Arizona offers a variety of tools and resources to assist faculty, students and staff to identify funding opportunities for scholarly activities.
Research Development Services (RDS) partners with UA faculty, their departmental/unit business office, and Sponsored Projects & Contracting Services (SP&CS) on the stages of the proposal lifecycle from Opportunity Identification and Assessment to Revision and Resubmission. Post-award activities are supported by departmental/unit business offices, SP&CS, and Research Compliance Services.
Negotiation & Acceptance
This stage of the sponsored project lifecycle occurs after submission and spans through final agreement acceptance, ending before the project/award is first initiated.
Managing the administrative aspects of your sponsored research project is critical to meeting your fiscal, administrative and technical/scientific contractual obligations. Succeeding at these aspects of your award is as important as succeeding at technical/scientific aspects to establish good relationships with sponsors and build credentials required to win more and larger research awards in the future.
As with other stages in the sponsored projects lifecycle, there are requirements specific to award closeout to ensure that projects are accurately and officially closed.