Faculty

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 Opportunities and Resources

Funding Opportunities Database

Use this database to search for funding opportunities, and to customize alerts to be sent to you directly.

Funding Opportunities Listserve

A weekly newsletter of selected research funding opportunities, postdoctoral fellowships, graduate fellowships and notices about events and programs of interest to the Virginia Tech research community. To join, e-mail etranter@vt.edu.

Limited Submissions

Many funding agencies place limits on the number of proposals or applications that a university may submit in response to a particular announcement. This page contains information about upcoming Limited Submission deadlines as well as guidelines to help prevent any potential disqualification of submissions.

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 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.

Resources

Scholar of the Week

The Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation recognizes John Ferris, an associate professor of mechanical engineering, for his research into ways of improving vehicle system performance by studying the interactions between vehicles and terrain.

Upcoming Limited Submission Deadlines

  • May 04 — Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science (NSF 15-536)
  • May 04 — Medical Research Program
  • May 04 — Science and Engineering Program
  • May 04 — Research Education: Bridges to the Doctorate (R25) (PAR-17-209)
  • May 04 — Competition for the Management and Operation of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NSF 17-550)
  • May 04 — Centers for Agricultural Safety and Health (U54) (PAR-15-353)
  • May 11 — NIH Director's Early Independence Awards (DP5) (RFA-RM-17-008 )
  • May 25 — NIAMS Rheumatic Diseases Research Resource-based Centers (P30) (RFA-AR-18-004)
  • September 07 — Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Award (R01) (RFA-ES-15-020)
  • November 09 — Enhancing Science, Technology, EnginEering, and Math Educational Diversity (ESTEEMED) Research Education Experiences (R25) (PAR-17-221)
  • January 18 — Team-Based Design in Biomedical Engineering Education (R25) (PAR-16-108 )
  • January 18 — Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) (R25) (PAR-16-118 )
  • April 05 — Occupational Safety and Health Training Project Grants (T03) (PAR-15-352)
  • April 05 — NIOSH Centers of Excellence for Total Worker Health® (U19) (PAR-15-361 )
  • April 12 — Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Centers (T42) (TPA-15-4195)
  • November 08 — Enhancing Science, Technology, EnginEering, and Math Educational Diversity (ESTEEMED) Research Education Experiences (R25) (PAR-17-221)
  • April 04 — Occupational Safety and Health Training Project Grants (T03) (PAR-15-352)
  • April 04 — NIOSH Centers of Excellence for Total Worker Health® (U19) (PAR-15-361 )
  • April 11 — Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Centers (T42) (TPA-15-4195)