Research administrators are a vital component in the educational and research operation of colleges and universities. Research administrators assess availability of funding for a research project while working with researchers to determine how best to prepare and present their proposals. Once a research administrator has determined that a proposal is acceptable and approves it, they then take on the legal responsibilities that this entails. These legal responsibilities include having to negotiate contracts with researchers for their research as well as taking care of intellectual property.
Research Administrator Tasks
Oversee the administration and budgeting of research grant funds, and ensure compliance with grant conditions and regulations.
Keep the principle investigator updated on grant information, help interpret grant requirements and policies, and ensure timely submission of paperwork.
Assist the principle investigator with compiling, formatting, and finalizing project proposals to submit to grant programs.