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The Division of Research Administration (DRA) is responsible for pre- and post-award administration of projects for which University of Tennessee (UT) faculty and staff have received external funding.

DRA staff strives to provide the highest quality of support to faculty, staff, students and research administrators by facilitating proposal processing and submission; reviewing, negotiating and accepting contracts; managing awards; and lend support for financial administration of externally-funded projects.

In addition, DRA ensures compliance with federal and state laws and UT policies, to clarify submission procedures and processing of awards for external sponsored program funds, and to ensure a uniform administrative process and compliance policies.