Engineering Research Administration Services (ERAS) | University of Arizona College of Engineering
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Taking Care of Business

As faculty, your specialty is research. Our specialty is helping you wrangle the red tape that surrounds sponsored research projects.

ERAS brings administrative rigor to pre-award and post-proposal activities, which adds quality to the final proposal and improves its probability of being awarded.


Engineering Research Administration Services


Essential Information for Research Proposal Development

The UA’s Research Gateway provides research development support to all UA faculty seeking extramural funding, from strategic advising and proposal support to workshops and training.

Among the services you will find on the Research Gateway are the following:

  • Funding Opportunities: Locate the sources of external and internal funding, seed grants and incubators, fellowships, and early career funding.
  • Research Announcements: Stay in the loop via weekly announcements about recently released and upcoming funding opportunities from multiple funding sources, including federal, international and foundation funders.
  • Limited Solicitations Calendar: Find out which funding programs limit applications, and whether you are eligible.
  • Proposal Development: Get strategic advice and practical tips on writing proposals, including how to develop an overall research plan.
  • Seminars and Workshops: Find out the best way to work with DARPA program managers, prepare for NSF Career grants, secure a summer stipend, and more.

Your Proposal Submission Starts Here

If you need research administration assistance, please contact If you are considering submitting a proposal, please reach out as soon as possible and include the sponsor solicitation or announcement and any other pertinent information.

ERAS Contacts

Carol Evans

Carol Evans

Director, ERAS
Tammie Brown

Laurie Clark

Program Coordinator, Senior

Jessica Godard

Jessica Godard

Grants & Contracts Coordinator
Wendy Turner

Wendy Turner

Grants & Contracts Coordinator


ERAS is under the purview of the Dean’s Office and reports to the assistant dean for finance & administration.

Lisa Rulney

Lisa Rulney

Assistant Dean, Finance & Administration
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