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Information for Faculty

Our website provides a one-stop shop for all of your research administration needs, including funding opportunities, proposal development, award management, compliance, and resources.

Please see our New Faculty Workshop Packet to learn more about our office structure, helpful resources, users manuals, and detailed guides for our processes.

Please visit the Office of Sponsored Programs website for more information on the following topics:

Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA), also known as Confidentiality Agreements, Proprietary Information Agreements, Secrecy Agreements, etc., are commonly requested when two or more parties wish to enter into initial discussions about specific processes, methods, or technology for the purpose of determining the potential for a future relationship. An NDA is a legal agreement which defines information that the parties wish to protect from dissemination and outlines restrictions on use.

Please visit GURU to find more information regarding university policy and procedures for Penn State.

Previous Research Matters Workshop Materials and Videos

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Office of Engineering Research Administration
116 West College Avenue



The Office of Engineering Research Administration (OERA) serves the research administration needs of faculty and graduate students in the College of Engineering. We are responsible for direct support and assistance to faculty in proposal development, preparation and processing; grant and contract administration; and coordination of activities with University and sponsor offices.

Office of Engineering Research Administration

112 Hammond Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4710