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Stanford School of Engineering

Engineering Research Administration

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What We Do

The School of Engineering (SoE) is one of the top-rated engineering schools in the world and one of the largest academic units within Stanford University. The school’s mission is to seek solutions to important global problems and to educate leaders who will turn great ideas into real changes. To help SoE push the frontiers of modern science and engineering and ultimately make the world a better place, SoE relies heavily on research funding. 

Engineering Research Administration (ERA) is committed to providing excellence in customer service for Principal Investigators in the SoE. On behalf of eight SoE academic departments, ERA currently administers over 1,105 active sponsored awards and approximately $123 million in annual sponsored research. ERA is a high-volume and productive administrative unit, and the ERA staff collectively manage the pre- and post-award activities for a large and diverse portfolio of sponsors (over 270 different organizations). From initial proposal submission to final closeout, ERA supports excellence and growth in research administration.

ERA's Key Goals

  • Provide outstanding customer service and research support to the School of Engineering faculty, through support from experienced, well-trained teams of research administrators.
  • Ensure compliance by providing guidance, tools, and resources for research administration activities to best adhere to government, sponsor, and university policies, regulations, and practices.
  • Provide solutions to faculty, departments, peers, and campus partners to best navigate award and regulation complexities.
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Research Management

ERA offers (pre-award) proposal development and (post-award) award management services. 

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Job Aids and Tools

The latest in tools that help our team achieve high standards in research administration.

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Research Development

Strategic research development and proposal editing is available to all SoE professors.