Guide to Services

Research Administration

HJF’s Research Administration Department strives to enable the achievement of excellence by USU researchers and the military medical research community by:

  • Enhancing researchers’ abilities to obtain and manage grants
  • Providing integrated services, transparent research administration, and streamlined processes to support the research community
  • Developing and maintaining strong relationships with sponsors
  • Promoting shared responsibility for the ethical conduct of research and compliance
  • Advocating for the needs of the military medical research community
  • Broadening awareness of the value of military medical research

Research Administration includes the Office of Sponsored Programs, Contracting, Procurement, and Training & Compliance. The Procurement unit is comprised of Subcontract and Vendor Contract Services, Subaward Services, Consulting Agreements, and Lease & Renovation Services.

This section contains information to help manage the different types of research projects. 

Grants are assistance given to organizations for stated purposes or activities to be carried out without substantial sponsor involvement.

Cooperative agreements provide assistance and establish relationships between organizations and the sponsors, in which both parties pursue stated purposes or activities. Substantial sponsor involvement is expected.

Contracts are purchase arrangements where a government agency "buys" goods or services from an organization or an individual to fulfill the agency's responsibilities.