The Research Authority acts to advance and organize research activity at the Technion by providing most of what researchers need to carry out their work. This, by searching for funding sources for new studies, developing research opportunities, and leading collaborations with academia and industry around the world in order to maximize opportunities for researchers. Alongside this, the Authority is responsible for managing research budgets, financial support, and more.
The Research Authority constitutes a key part of the Technion Institute for Research and Development Ltd., and is responsible for advancing and encouraging research activity funded off-campus, while keeping a general overview and maintaining the Technion’s values of learning, achievement, and excellence. The department staff works to assist the Technion’s researchers in obtaining funding for their research and with administrative and budgetary management of their research grants.
To this end, the department staff takes various measures, including:
Locating funding sources for research.
Linking researchers to funding sources.
Ties with funding agencies in Israel and overseas before and during the submission of research proposals up to the end of the assessment process.
Guidance and assistance in preparing and improving research proposals.
Management of negotiations for contractual engagements with funding agencies in Israel and overseas.
Management of budgets for research grants that are funded off- and on-campus.
Preparing and submitting scientific reports pursuant to the funding agencies’ procedures.
Control over submitting scientific reports pursuant to the funding agencies’ procedures.
Management of a database of research activity with off-campus funding conducted at the Technion.
Compliance with audits on behalf of the funders.