Office of Research Services

COVID-19 Response

During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, the Office of Research Services operations will be available and only minimally impacted. If you need assistance, contact us via or direct email. Staff contact information can be found here:

What if COVID-19 is impacting your research?

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to change rapidly, we realize that the current situation may cause hardship to your research. Please connect with the Office of Research Services via to coordinate outreach to sponsoring agencies and visit our COVID-19 response page

The Office of Research Services (ORS) is located on the second floor of Melnick Hall. They can be reached at 330-941-2377 or at

ORS seeks to provide the highest quality support services for faculty and staff in the development and administration of grants and contracts to support research, service, and other scholarly activities. Support services provided by ORS include:

  • Finding Funding Opportunities
  • Budget Development
  • Pre-Award Proposal Development
  • Proposal Routing and Tracking
  • Contract and Subcontract Issuance
  • Post-Award Program Support
  • Online Submissions
  • Authorization and Signatures
  • Award Acceptance
  • Federal Regulatory Compliance
  • Institutional Grant Archival
  • FOIA Requests
  • Liaison with Funding Agencies
  • Grant Trainings and Workshops
  • Intellectual Property