Research Resources

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Student Research

Situated centrally, within Academic Affairs and Undergraduate Education, the ELN works with students and faculty from across the University to incubate new offerings while supporting student access and engagement. In an effort to deepen our commitment to high-impact experiential learning that is both accessible for our students and equitable for our partners, we are pleased to introduce our new Project Portal and digital badge series. By inviting students from all backgrounds and areas of study to engage in mentored projects with tangible outcomes, we look forward to extending our reach while supporting students’ academic and professional goals.

Research Funding

Sponsored Projects Services

UB’s Sponsored Projects Services (SPS) partners with the university community to prepare and submit proposals for sponsored funding and provides stewardship of awarded funds to ensure compliance with applicable regulations and policies. SPS Staff Support:

  • Agreement Administrator – proposal submissions, negotiating the terms and conditions of awards and is the point of contact for the sponsor
  • Proposal/Account Establishment Specialist – works with faculty and staff on proposal and budget development
  • Award Analyst- financial management of awards
  • AR Coordinator – invoicing sponsors and financial reporting

IFR Process and Policy

The guidelines specified below should be used as a reference to determine the inclusion of academic year effort (IFR) on grant proposal budgets to account for time spent on research activities during the academic year.

Award Total/Year (Direct & Indirect) # Person Months % Effort
$49,999 and below 0 0%
$50,000 - $99,999 0.25 2.70%
$100,000 - $149,999 0.5 5.50%
$150,000 - $199,999 0.75 8.30%
$200,000 and above 1 11.11%

Research Centers

Communities of Excellence

Seeking answers to global challenges, UB has established three new Communities of Excellence. Interdisciplinary teams are collaborating with faculty, students and practitioners in diverse fields using research, education and engagement activities to create integrated solutions.