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 $687 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 RDI support research excellence at the UA through the implementation of policies and procedures that promote the safe, legal, and ethical conduct of research.
The UA offers a variety of online tools and resources to assist faculty, students, and staff to identify funding opportunities for scholarly activities at all levels.
Research Development Services (RDS) partners with faculty, their departmental/unit business office, and Sponsored Projects & Contracting Services throughout the proposal life cycle.
Negotiation & Acceptance
This stage of the sponsored project life cycle occurs after submission and runs through final agreement acceptance, ending before the project is initiated.
Managing the administrative aspects of any sponsored research project is critical to meeting the technical contractual obligations required for a successful award.
As with other stages in the sponsored projects life cycle, it's important to ensure that projects are accurately and officially closed.