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Office of Research Advancement (ORA)

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The Office of Research Advancement (ORA) supports the university’s research and scholarly community in the pursuit of external grant and research funding.

Comprehensive administrative and technical support are available to researchers as they form their research teams, identify collaborators, refine their projects and develop their proposals. Working with UB faculty, our goal is to help create highly competitive proposals to support promising research and advance university initiatives.   

On this page:

Services

Proposal Development Assistance

  • Facilitate project meetings
  • Assist in identifying collaborators and project partners
  • Draft standard university text
  • Provide assistance with justifications and budget review in collaboration with the Office of Sponsored Projects Services
  • Format required proposal documents (biographical sketches, current and pending funding, and data management plans)
  • Peform a substantive edit of all writing components
  • Assist with IRB documentation

2015 NSF Faculty CAREER Proposal Writing and General Tips

Workshops, Seminars and Training Programs

  • Programs for new, mid-career and veteran faculty offered throughout the year on UB's North, South and Downtown campuses.

       Archived Events

Checklists and Templates

Staff Directory

Carol O'Connell

Carol L. O'Connell

Director

Office of Research Advancement

9 Norton Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1758

Email: caroloco@buffalo.edu

Kim Burns

Kimberly K. Burns

Senior Project Manager

Office of Research Advancement

9 Norton Hall

Phone: (716) 645-5382

Email: kshort@buffalo.edu

Alex DeSha

Alex DeSha

Coordinator

Office of Research Advancement

9 Norton Hall

Phone: (716) 645-5374

Email: adesha@buffalo.edu

Aimee Jo Gibney

Aimee Jo Gibney, PhD

Project Manager/Editor

Office of Research Advancement

9 Norton Hall

Phone: (716) 645-5377

Email: aimeegib@buffalo.edu

Greg Horton

Greg Horton

Student Assistant

Office of Research Advancement

9 Norton Hall

Phone: (716) 645-5373

Email: ovpr.gjhorton@research.buffalo.edu

Contact Information

Office of Research Advancement

9 Norton Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260

Carol L. O'Connell, Director
PHONE: (716) 645-1758
ubgrants@buffalo.edu

ORA Events

Testimonials