Engineering Research Administration

Engineering Research Administration (ERA) supports Principal Investigators in the School of Engineering in pre and post award research administrative activities from proposal submission to final closeout.

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Summary of Pre-Award Services

  • Review sponsor solicitation guidelines
  • Initiate Proposal Development & Routing Form (PDRF)
  • Develop and revise proposed budget and ensure budget accuracy
  • Coordinate preparation of collaborative proposals (e.g. subawards)
  • Assemble and upload all proposal components
  • Review final proposal for compliance
  • Obtain all necessary approvals and signatures
  • Work with OSR to ensure final review, approval, and submission to sponsor

Summary of Post-Award Services

  • Approve transactions charged to sponsored account; verify that expenses adhere to applicable policies
  • Keep PIs apprised of account balances and spending practices through routine and custom reports
  • Review and reconcile expenditure statements
  • Facilitate rebudgeting requests and obtain both internal and sponsored approvals
  • Process cost transfers
  • Facilitate and process no-cost extensions, supplements, and other similar requests
  • Close out accounts and confirm final expenditure


ERA Staff


Huang Engineering Center 475 Via Ortega, Suite 243 M/C 4027
Stanford, CA 94305-5030
United States
F: (650) 725-7426