About Augusta University Research Institute (AURI)


The Augusta University Research Institute (AURI) Inc. was established in 1981 as a separately incorporated 501(c) 3 to serve AU by enhancing its mission of excellence in research, teaching, and service.  AURI serves as the applicant and awardee institution for most sponsored proposals developed by AU's faculty.  AURI is supported by the pre-award and post-award staff of the Division of Sponsored Program Administration.   As each project is funded, AURI enters into a subcontract with AU for the performance of the work. Sponsor payments are received by AURI and paid to AU. AURI retains a portion of the Facilities and Administrative costs paid by sponsors to support its operations and to fund reinvestment programs.

*AURI RESEARCH INCENTIVE PROGRAM*

  • This is the largest component of the AURI budget. Initiated in 1982, the program was established as an incentive to stimulate Augusta University's faculty to seek extramural support.
  • The AURI Research Incentive Program guidelines can be found in Tools for Researchers.

*ASSISTANCE WITH GRANT PREPARATION AND REVIEW*

HEALTH RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/STONE FENCE COLLABORATIVE 

Through funding provided by the Augusta University Research Institute and  Augusta University, consultants from Health Research Associates (HRA) and Stone Fence Collaborative have been engaged to assist faculty with grant proposal preparation and revisions. Assistance is provided in preparation of specific aims, significance, hypothesis development, and other sections of the grant application, as well as with responding to review critiques.

HRA consultants visits Augusta University twice yearly to meet individually with faculty and to present grantsmanship seminars, and they welcome FAX, telephone, and email communication. Dr. Batt primarily works remotely via email.  Contact DSPA, ogc@augusta.edu, to learn more about these programs.

HRA Contact:
Israel Goldberg, PhD
iag@aol.com 

Stone Fence Contact:
Carl Batt, PhD
carlbatt@gmail.com 

*AURI FUNDING OF OTHER ACTIVITIES*

  • Provides funding to support activities in the College of Graduate Studies.