Research Administration

Electronic Research Administration

The ERA home page is your portal to online management tools for research projects, including summit proposals, research financials, cost share tracking, awards, agreements, protocols, and more!

Funding Institutional

Funding Institutional is a searchable database of funding organizations, funding opportunities and awarded grants, including extensive coverage of governmental and private sources. It is available to anyone on the Virginia Tech network.

International Travel Supplement Grant Program

This resource includes information on funding for participation at international conferences and establishing international collaborations.

Postdoctoral Research Travel Supplemental Grants

This resource includes information on funding for participation at national conferences.

Proposal Development Resources

This web site serves as a resource to the Virginia Tech research community for proposal development. This site contains links to resources, online sessions specific to proposal and grant-writing, and supplementary information regarding sponsor requirements.

Research Education and Required Training

Workshops on Grant Writing and Research Administration

The Office of Research and Innovation offers a number of workshops on grantwriting and research administration in partnership with Networked Learning Initiatives. Most sessions are available online or face-to-face.

Online Training Archive

A number of workshops and tutorials on proposal development, research administration, intellectual property and industry-funded research are available through this archive.

Certificate Programs for Research Administrators

This site contains information about research certificate programs for faculty, as well as a pathway to professional certification in research administration.

Required Research Trainings

During the course of your research at Virginia Tech, you may encounter training requirements that must be met in order to remain compliant with federal and state laws and regulations.  Click here for a list of the training requirements related to research and links to information about online and face-to-face training.


Upcoming Limited Submission Deadlines

  • July 23 — CHRB Grants Program - FY 2019-2020 (CHRB)
  • August 17 — Improvements in Facilities, Communications, and Equipment at Biological Field Stations and Marine Laboratories (FSML) (NSF 16-506)
  • August 20 — Superfund Hazardous Substance Research and Training Program (P42) (RFA-ES-18-002)
  • September 17 — Environmental Health Sciences Core Centers (EHS CC) (P30) (RFA-ES-18-003)