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 for proposal submissions, awards management, and Conflict of Interest (COI) starting Monday, July 8, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.

Neither system will be available from July 1 - July 7, 2019.


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.


Lab-based trainings are geared towards administrators engaged in proposal development and faculty and graduate students who build their own proposals. There are also open lab sessions available where Research and Engagement staff will be present to troubleshoot and answer questions.

Register here through Workplace Learning & Development (WL&D).


The transition of e-Protocol for both human subjects (IRB) and animal subjects (IACUC) to Kuali Research will begin the last week of August 2019.

Kuali will be available for IRB & IACUC starting Monday, September 9, 2019. To allow for data migration, both systems will be unavailable for a short period of time. More details, including specific transition dates in August will be shared in targeted communications in the coming weeks.

Conflict of Interest (COI): Kuali Research will include a new online annual Conflict of Interest (COI) disclosure process. It will be available for use July 8, 2019 along with proposal submissions and awards management.