Research Contracts and Awards

The Research Contracts and Awards (RCA) team reviews, negotiates and accepts research agreements on behalf of the University, generates subcontracts and research consulting agreements, and assists with project closeout and reporting.

Services Provided

  • Review and negotiate terms and conditions of grants and contracts
  • Provide Institutional approval for awards
  • Assist in determining whether sponsor funding is to be considered a gift or a grant
  • Review compliance issues that are relevant for award acceptance
  • Establish subcontract agreements with other institutions as needed
  • Review and approve miscellaneous research-related agreements
    • Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA or CDA)
    • Material Transfer Agreements (MTA)
    • Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
  • Prepare reports in accordance with the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA)
  • Assist RSPA with subrecipient monitoring requirements
  • Monitor closeout technical and patent reporting requirements



Heather Price
Assistant Director, Center for the Study of Religion and Society

“The Research Contracts and Awards team in the Office of Research has quickly acclimated its new team to really be able to navigate between the researcher and the granting agency. They are good at being able to listen to the researcher and their intentions and goals for their work and then return to the sponsor and discuss the manner in which to match those needs to the University of Notre Dame’s policies and the sponsor’s policies. The communication with the researcher during this process is just right — enough to ensure that our needs are being met but not so much that it becomes cumbersome with technical and legal details. I greatly appreciate the relationships that I have built with the new Contracts and Awards team these last two years.”


Meet the Research Contracts and Awards Team

  • Director, Research Contracts and Awards

    Greg Luttrell

    Address: 940 Grace Hall

    Phone: (574) 631-2857


  • Research Contracts Program Manager

    Rebecca Hackett

    Address: 940 Grace Hall

    Phone: (574) 631-7433


  • Research Contracts Program Coordinator

    Kathleen Miller

    Address: 940 Grace Hall

    Phone: (574) 631-3139