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UMass Lowell scales back Fall 2020 plan to minimize students, employees on campus. View the plan for more info.

Temporary Closure of ORA

Statement regarding temporary closure of the office of research administration

UMass Lowell’s Office of Research Administration (ORA) will be closed the week of June 15 -19, 2020 to accommodate a five-day furlough of ORA staff to help address the university’s FY20 budget gap. The Office of Research and Innovation leadership has determined that closing for a week will have less operational impact on proposal and award management activities than operating short-handed for an extended period.
During this period, ORA staff will not be working. ORA is making a coordinated effort to adjust timelines with UMass Lowell principal investigators and personnel for all ORA business, but both internal and external constituents may experience delays in responses, proposal submission, and progress report submission during this time.
We appreciate the support and understanding from all of our sponsors and collaborators during this closure.
Julie Chen, Vice Chancellor for Research, Innovation, and Economic Development