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What does Research Administration look like at NC State?

NC State University is a public R1 land-grant institution. An R1 institution is classified as a doctoral university with very high research activity. A land-grant college or university is an institution that has been designated by its state legislature or Congress to receive the benefits of the Morrill Acts of 1862, 1890, and 1994.

Research administration is decentralized at NC State. NC State has ten colleges and several non-academic units, which are organized in varying structures. Some colleges have research administration centralized at the college level, some colleges have it decentralized, and some have a hybrid of the two. Faculty work with their department/college/unit to submit proposals and manage awards. Central offices handle some submissions, awards negotiations, prior approvals, invoicing and financial management.

Financial System

  • Financial System Training Information
  • Earnings Codes: Codes used within the HR and Financial systems to identify personnel expenses into subcategories.
  • Chart of Accounts (Controller’s Office): Codes used within the financial system to identify expenditure classification.

Graduate Student Support Package (GSSP)


Advanced Training

  • NCURA YouTube Playlists: Short videos released by the National Council of University Research Administrators.
  • Research Education Resources: Self-paced training modules on a variety of topics for researchers and research administrators.
  • RED Resources: Training resources on how to use the Research Enterprise Data (RED) system.
  • CFO Grants Training: As a part of the Chief Financial Officers Council’s mission to foster more efficient and effective federal grants management system, the council coordinates training on key issues related to that mission.