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VCOM Carolinas Campus

Office of Research Administration

The Office of Research Administration (ORA) offers a range of services for faculty, staff and students pursuing research or other scholarly activity aimed improving human health and meeting the needs of rural and medically underserved populations.

The VCOM ORA assists with:

  • Extramural funding searches
  • Proposal preparation and approval
  • Application submission and processing
  • Award stipulations and contract negotiation
  • Project administration and stewardship of funds
  • Regulatory compliance monitoring

And is responsible for:

  • Conducting negotiations, receiving and processing awards and other contractual modifications
  • Administering the contracts and grants after award
  • Ensuring an orderly close-out of expired contracts and grants
  • Pursuing grant funding for educational, training and outreach programs for the College and the community
  • Maintaining financial and administrative reports on the College’s research programs

Please note that all proposals representing College obligations must be authorized through ORA.

We are always available to advise and help Principal Investigators and others in the preparation and submission of grant, contract and cooperative agreement proposals. Please contact Greg Reaves, Director for Research Administration, at 540-231-8239 or