The Office of Research and Creative Activity (ORCA) supports faculty and students in their ongoing scholarly activities at UNO. We provide leadership in the development of future research programs, creative collaborations, efforts in community engagement and securing grants and partnerships that will further knowledge, help realize the economic and human potential, as well as serve the interests of society.

Learn more about Our Mission.


Learn more about funding options, access forms and other resources designed specifically for faculty.


Learn about the different grants available for students, and how you can participate in the annual Student Research and Creative Activity Fair.

Sponsored Programs and Research (SPR)

Sponsored Programs and Research assists with securing external funding for faculty.

Compliance and Policies

Access the information, education, or training you need before starting your project.

Centers and Institutes

Find a center or institute that can assist with your research needs.

Maverick Innovations

Get professional assistance securing state and federal funding, or guidance in your entrepreneurial endeavors.

Contact Us

Office of Research and Creative Activity (ORCA)
6001 Dodge Street
203 Eppley Administration Building
Omaha, NE 68182

Phone: 402.554.2286

Email ORCA