Office of Research Administration News

School Renaming Approved

On September 11, 2020 UVA's Board of Visitors approved renaming the Curry School of Education and Human Development to the University of Virginia School of Education and Human Development. The School's Office of Communications & Marketing has updated templates and branded materials that you can download, including letterhead and PowerPoint templates, email signatures, logos, and more. As you are working on your proposals, you should also update the School name in your biosketches and CVs, and your profiles for (for IES and other sponsors who use Workspace) (for NSF's Fastlane), eRA Commons (for NIH's ASSIST), SciENcv, and any other sponsor website you typically apply to (like the Spencer Foundation, WT Grant Foundation, etc.). Particularly for the federal sponsors, the information in your profile automatically feeds into the standard form pages for your application.


IES Summer 2020 deadline information

On July 23, 2020 Catherine Bradshaw and Catherine Thompson hosted a Zoom session on tips and strategies for finalizing your IES submissions for the August 2020 deadline. A recording of this session is available. The slides, templates, and solicitations are available on UVaBox. (posted 7/30/2020)


Rates Update

The Office of Sponsored Programs received notice that our current F&A Rate Agreement has been extended through FY2023. The Fringe Benefit rates contineut to be applicable through FY2021. The latest rate agreement can be found on the rates section of OSP's website. (posted 7/30/2020)



OSP Releases Statement on Research Administration Restructuring

After considering best practices, school feedback, and engaging in a thorough and thoughtful review we have agreed to move the supervision of the full OSP portfolio to the VPR Office over the course of the next several months. We have recently discussed this transition with the UVA Executive Vice Presidents and the President all of whom support this realignment. This re-alignment will result in all research administration responsibilities reporting to the VP for Research Office to align strategy and service through the academic side of the institution. As this transition advances, we look forward to working with you to ensure a smooth transition and outstanding customer service for our faculty researchers. Specific details are still being discussed, but we wanted to alert you all now at a high level to the change that will be underway this spring. (posted 2/20/18)


Patent Agreement and Assignment

Any person who may be engaged in University research is required to execute the University’s Patent Agreement and Assignment. University Research is defined to mean Research and related activities by any person, which are related in any way to duties or responsibilities for which he/she has been compensated either by or through the University; or for which facilities owned, operated, or controlled by the University are used. This process can now be completed online at If you have not completed this form recently, please review and electronically sign the agreement at your earliest convenience. If you have any questions, please contact Catherine Thompson (