Your Proposal Submission Starts Here

If you need research administration assistance, please contact If you are considering submitting a proposal, please reach out as soon as possible and include the sponsor solicitation or announcement and any other pertinent information.

Taking Care of Business

Engineering Research Administration Services helps faculty researchers seek internal and external financial support. ERAS’ comprehensive services (download) enable investigators to spend the bulk of their efforts on technical proposals and associated research. Services extend to Engineering departments and sponsors as well as other units on campus.

Submit requests for assistance to

Engineering Research Administration Services


Essential Information for Research Proposal Development

The UA’s Research Gateway provides research development support to all UA faculty seeking extramural funding, from strategic advising and proposal support to workshops and training.

Among the services you will find on the Research Gateway are the following:

  • Funding Opportunities: Locate the sources of external and internal funding, seed grants and incubators, fellowships, and early career funding.

  • Research Announcements: Stay in the loop via weekly announcements about recently released and upcoming funding opportunities from multiple funding sources, including federal, international and foundation funders.

  • Limited Solicitations Calendar: Find out which funding programs limit applications, and whether you are eligible.

  • Proposal Development: Get strategic advice and practical tips on writing proposals, including how to develop an overall research plan.

  • Seminars and Workshops: Find out the best way to work with DARPA program managers, prepare for NSF Career grants, secure a summer stipend, and more.

ERAS Contacts

  Name Contact Information Supporting Departments/Units
Vincent Borleske

Vincent Borleske, MPA

  • Engineering Academic Affairs
  • Engineering Administration
Wendy Turner

Wendy Turner, MBA

Assistant Director
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering
Jessica Helbling

Genesis Garcia

Research Administrator
  • Civil & Arch Engineering & Mechanics
  • College of Architecture, Planning & Landscape Architecture*
Jessica Helbling

Jessica Helbling, MBA

Senior Research Administrator
  • Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
Jessica Helbling

Kyle Ratcliff, MBA

Deputy Officer, C2SHIP
Beto Rocha

Luis "Beto" Rocha

Research Administrator
  • Materials Science & Engineering
  • Mining &Geological Engineering
  • School of Mining & Mineral Resources
Miranda Sheeley

Miranda Sheeley

Grant and Contract Administrator III
  • Engineering outgoing subrecipient contract liaison
Jessica Helbling

Ashley Bellah

Research Administrator
  • Chemical & Environmental Engineering
  • College of Law*
Jason Von Fange

Jason Von Fange

Senior Research Administrator
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Systems & Industrial Engineering

*Through an intercollegiate service agreement, ERAS provides internal and external proposal support for the College of Architecture, Planning & Landscape Architecture and the College of Law. 


ERAS is under the purview of the Dean’s office and reports to Kriss Pope, Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration.

Kriss Pope

Kriss Pope

Kriss Pope
Assistant Dean, Finance and Administration


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