HHS Office of Research

School of Health and Human Sciences


The goals of the HHS Office of Research are to support and encourage faculty scholarship across all the disciplines represented in the School. The fields of study in HHS are central to universal human issues and to the health and well-being of individuals, children, and families. Faculty members in HHS are committed to making a difference in the world through their research and scholarship.

We offer school-based support for researchers to address the many administrative aspects of proposal development and submission, allowing researchers to focus on science, team development, and writing quality. We provide a variety of services to assist researchers with successful, timely, and efficient research proposal submission in full compliance with funding agency requirements.

We also work to facilitate interdisciplinary research and scholarship across HHS departments and in collaboration with faculty from other departments at UNC Greensboro and elsewhere.  Additionally, we offer post award support and assist researchers with fiscal management of awards.

The OOR serves as the local resource for faculty who are

  • developing new ideas,
  • seeking financial support for projects,
  • and managing external funds.

We welcome suggestions from faculty about innovative ways to promote scholarship within our School. We hope you will use the support services provided by the HHS Office of Research. We look forward to working with you!

Time Constraints

To fully utilize the available support, researchers are strongly encouraged to contact the pre-award staff 3 to 6 months in advance of sponsor deadline (or earlier, if possible).  Exceptions may be made for rapid turnaround requests for applications (RFA) in which the PI can demonstrate the timing of the call and the deadline necessitated a shortened timeframe (e.g., RFA with 60-day turnaround from posting).  A three-month minimum is required for a proposal to be routed internally and submitted by the sponsor deadline; however, complex proposals may require more lead time.

This time allows staff to develop the budget, collect supporting documentation, and enlist external reviewers. Keep in mind that, for the vast majority of cases, the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) is the office that actually submits the proposals. They are the official signatory for all grant and contracts, and require a minimum of five business days to process an application.

In effect since Fall 2018, OOR has issued a HHS OOR Timeline for Successful Grant Submission (PDF); please refer to this for detailed information about the timing of grant submissions through OOR.

Guide to HHS Office of Research Services for HHS Faculty

Please review our online manual (PDF) to learn about the research services and initiatives offered by the HHS Office of Research.