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Research Administration Services

Given the rising incidence of COVID-19, all university-sponsored travel is suspended until further notice. This includes class activities, athletic endeavors, conference attendance, as well as all travel related to research activity at IIT.  The Grants Contracts and Accounting team is working closely with OSRP, Purchasing, and Finance to ensure cancellations and related fees are managed accordingly.  Please reach out to your appropriate RAS team member for assistance with cancellation fees on grants.

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The mission of Research Administration Services (RAS) is to serve Illinois Tech research investigators, department administrators, and our partner research support offices by proactively providing post-award planning, and administrative support to those involved in sponsored research at Illinois TechFor research proposal and pre-award needs, faculty will continue to engage with the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs.)

RAS operates on a portfolio model, which means that each grant is assigned to one of our team members upon awarding. That team member will monitor spending, meet regularly with stakeholders and serve as a resource to connect researchers with administrative support throughout campus. 

Meet the Team

The formation of Research Administration Services (RAS) was the result of a project undertaken under the umbrella of  the university's Strategic Improvement Initiatives (SII). Learn about the collaborative process undertaken to expand research support at Illinois Tech on the SII RAS project page (myIIT login required).

Other Research Support Services

Five central offices along with departmental resources provide support for research at Illinois Tech. The diagram below outlines how faculty interact with these offices. RAS is highlighted in yellow.

Examples of our Services

  • Award orientation when new grant arrives
  • Redbudgeting requests
  • Forecasting and projecting
  • Time and effort monitoring and collection
  • Faculty learning programs and onboarding