Kuali Research eRA System

The transition of our Electronic Research Administration (eRA) system from SmartGrant to Kuali Research will begin July 1, 2019.

Kuali will be available for use starting Monday, July 8, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.

To allow for data migration, neither system will be available from July 1 - July 7, 2019. This transition week was selected to align with the annual PeopleSoft downtime and to fall during the week of the July 4th holiday.


Proposals due to sponsors between July 1 and July 10, 2019 have to be submitted within SmartGrant in the last two weeks of June. Detailed information and a table with dates for submission to the Office of Pre-Award Services (OPAS) and to the sponsor can be found at: www.umass.edu/research/kuali-early-submission-guidance.

Please let us know now if you are planning to submit a proposal with a deadline between June 17 and July 12, 2019. This provides OPAS with critical deadline related data to more strategically plan for this transition period.


Information sessions and trainings are available now. Trainings are geared towards administrators engaged in proposal development and faculty and graduate students who build their own proposals. More information can be found at: www.umass.edu/research/training

Note: Some colleges/departments have scheduled separate information sessions with us. Please email iraphael@research.umass.edu if you would like us to arrange a group session.


Kuali will also replace e-Protocol for both human subjects (IRB) and animal subjects (IACUC) and include a new online annual Conflict of Interest (COI) disclosure process. More details will be coming soon.