Office of Research Administration

Welcome to The University of Southern Mississippi Office of Research Administration (ORA) Web site. ORA contributes to the university’s responsibilities for education, research and service by assisting members of the campus community as they seek external support for their research, creative and other scholarly activities. ORA is also responsible for post award administration of contracts and grants awarded to the university.

We hope you will find this site helpful and that you will check it often for updated information and resources. Please send any comments, suggestions, or corrections to, or telephone 601-266-4119. For detailed contact information and university identification numbers, etc., see the ORA Contact Information in the panel at right, as well as our Directory & Services page (tab at left). You might also find ORA's Assistance Navigator helpful.

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  • ORA now manages internal competitions online! Learn how you can use Competition⇄Review NEXUS in this recommended announcement (PDF). We have active competitions now. Get the details — plus information on upcoming competitions — via Competition⇄Review NEXUS.
  • PIs take note: A new subaward processing procedure is now in effect. Get the details here (PDF).

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