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Office of Research Administration

The Arts & Sciences Office of Research Administration works with faculty and graduate students in departments of the College and Graduate Schools of Arts & Sciences to develop and submit research proposals for external sponsorship. This includes arts, humanities, social sciences, mathematics, astronomy, and related departments and centers. The Departments of biology, chemistry, environmental sciences, physics and psychology have grant administrators to directly assist faculty in grant preparation and process. The Research Administration Office coordinates all Arts & Sciences grant applications and awards with the University's Office of Sponsored Programs which serves the entire University.

Services we provide:

The Office of Research Administration offers assistance with proposal budget creation, populating electronic grants packages, and reviews and obtains approvals on all institutional proposals submitted through Arts & Sciences. The Office also monitors the usage of sponsored programs funds and helps resolve issues with grant administration.

Fellowship News

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program application will open on May 1, 2016. The UVa internal deadline will be mid-September.


The Fulbright Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad competition is open. 

The UVa internal deadline is April 28, 2016. Interested candidates must contact Lynn Hedlund prior to registering with the online application. Also, please contact Lynn with any questions or advice on presenting a competitive application.


Neal Grandy

Director of Arts & Sciences Research Administration
(434) 924-7130
555 New Cabell Hall
PO Box 400772
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Lynn Hedlund

Assistant Research Administrator
(434) 924-7139
557 New Cabell Hall
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Kristine Chaussee

Biology Business Administrator
(434) 982-5612
Gilmer Hall 229,
PO Box 400328
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Cecelia Cropely

Chemistry Research Administrator
(434) 924-3704
Chemistry Building 206
PO Box 400319
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Vijayam Srikanth

Environmental Sciences Research Administrator
(434) 924-1495
Clark Hall
PO Box 400123
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Jeff Behrend

Physics Business Administrator
(434) 924-6801
Physics Building 102
PO Box 400714
Charlottesville, VA 22904