Office of Research Administration

The College of IST promotes research activities which are culturally relevant, socially responsible, and scientifically grounded while utilizing cutting edge technology. Our research requires breadth and in-depth experience, employing the appropriate tools and interdisciplinary fundamentals of multiple perspectives to approach complex problems through different lenses to achieve the greatest impact.

The Office of Research assists IST researchers in the development of proposals, administers procedures for processing proposals and awards, and executes post-award administration. Penn State requires that all proposals receive institutional approval prior to formal submission, and all proposals and awards must be submitted through the Office of Research.

Proposal Submission Timeline

Award Life Cycle

Find Funding

Access internal and external resources and explore funding opportunities to support your research.

Proposal Submissions

All proposals, contracts, and agreements must be routed through appropriate University channels. The Office of Research has final signature authority on all extramural support grants, contracts, and agreements.

Award Management

The Principal Investigator is responsible for ensuring that project expenses are allowable, allocable, and reasonable. Researchers should monitor expenditures, sub-agreements, award notifications, invoicing, and financial reporting.

Award Closeout

Award closeouts generally require that a series of final reports be submitted to the project’s sponsor. It is essential that these be prepared and sent on time. The terms and conditions of the award will specify what should be sent, when, and to whom.


Office of Research

411 Eric J. Barron Innovation Hub
State College, PA 16801
(814) 863-6801