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Office of Research Advancement (ORA)

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 L. O'Connell, MPA

Director

Office of Research Advancement

UB Commons, Suite 114 (North Campus)

Phone: (716) 645-1758

Email: caroloco@buffalo.edu

Kimberly K. Burns, BS

Senior Project Manager

Office of Research Advancement

UB Commons, Suite 114 (North Campus)

Phone: (716) 645-5382

Email: kshort@buffalo.edu

Alex DeSha, BS

Coordinator

Office of Research Advancement

UB Commons, Suite 114 (North Campus)

Phone: (716) 645-5374

Email: adesha@buffalo.edu

Aimee Jo Gibney, PhD

Project Manager/Editor

Office of Research Advancement

UB Commons, Suite 114 (North Campus)

Phone: (716) 645-5377

Email: aimeegib@buffalo.edu

Menna-Kristina Mbah, MA

Project Manager

Office of Research Advancement

UB Commons, Suite 114 (North Campus)

Phone: (716) 645-6041

Email: mennakri@buffalo.edu

Greg Horton

Student Assistant

Office of Research Advancement

UB Commons, Suite 114 (North Campus)

Phone: (716) 645-5373

Email: ovpr.gjhorton@research.buffalo.edu

Collin Miller

Student Assistant

Office of Research Advancement

UB Commons, Suite 114 (North Campus)

Phone: (716) 645-5373

Email: ovpr.crm45@research.buffalo.edu

Contact Information

Office of Research Advancement

UB Commons, Suite 114
Buffalo, NY 14228

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

ORA Events

FEB
23
2016
Research 101 Series: Proposal Writing for English Language Learners
9:00 a.m.
107 Capen (Honors College), North Campus

Testimonials