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To provide institutional leadership, infrastructure, and excellence in the administration of sponsored projects to stimulate research, innovation, discovery, and education.

Critical Functions

  • Pre-Award/Proposal Coordination/In-coming Subawards (
  • Post-Award/Award Management (Dorothea Paige)
  • Out-going Subawards/Research Salary Sheet (Jen Williams)
  • Award amendments/New account set ups (Christy Shaw and Denise Magill)
  • Data Lifecycle Management (Chris Greiner)
  • Training Grants (Jen Colwell)
  • Graduate Education Resources (Jessica Perks)

Frequently Asked Questions

How early should I notify the Research Office of an upcoming proposal submission? icon-olus-circle

We ask for one month minimum notification of any upcoming proposal submissions.  This will let us help in guiding teams with a submission timeline.  If you have subaward partners, we require subaward packets at least two weeks prior to submission.  The complete final copy of the submission documents should be with the Research Office no less than five days prior to submission.  All proposals (regardless of sponsor deadline time) will be required to be submitted by 5pm on the respective deadline day.

What type of submission help does the Research Office support? icon-olus-circle
  • Funding Searches
  • Proposal Development, final compliance review
  • Budget Development
  • Matching/Cost Share Funds
  • Submission (LOI & Full) via our delegated MOU
  • Internal Approval Forms (IAF)
  • Limited/Down select Program
  • Award Processing
  • Account Set-up
  • Just-in-Time (JIT)
  • IRB/IACUC questions 
Who can I contact for help with managing a new award and what type of support does the Research Office provide? icon-olus-circle

Once you receive notification that your application will be funded, please contact our post-award team for help.   Awards are negotiated by our Office of Sponsored Programs, and compliance protocols are approved by the Office of Research Protections.  Our office will help you navigate the various offices and work with your department to establish a new project account.  Below is a list of award services we are here to help with:

  • Award Questions
  • NIH RPPR (annual reports)
  • Subawards
  • Budget Realignments
  • Reporting/Invoicing
  • Salary Distributions on Awards
  • Transfers 
  • Cost Accounting Justifications
  • No Cost Extensions & Close outs
If I have questions about data management, who should I contact and why? icon-olus-circle

The CHHD Research Office provides many services for our researchers to assist with the data lifecycle.  Should you have questions about any of the following, please contact our Research IT Director. 

  • Research Lab set-up
  • Quotes/Pricing (data storage and data analysis options) for proposal
  • Data Use Agreement Processing
  • Data Security Plan Development
  • Assistance with Security Level Determinations
  • Level 3 Authority to Operate (ATO) process
  • Data Storage options
  • Data Analysis options
  • Data Transfer incoming and outgoing
  • Computing needs
If I have questions about my department’s graduate program(s), who should I contact? icon-olus-circle

Every department has a Professor-in-Charge (PIC) of the graduate program, a graduate staff assistant, and a representative on the CHHD Graduate Student Council (GSC). These individuals should be your first point of contact. 

How are graduate students funded? icon-olus-circle

The majority of our funded students have graduate assistantships. Half-time assistantships cover full tuition and provide a stipend during the fall and/or spring semesters. Each department has a limited amount of graduate assistantships to assign and they determine the students’ duties (20 hours a week for half-time assistantships). The college also has several training grants. Students funded on training grants are considered fellows, and do not have work assignments; rather, they are funded to gain specialized training during their program. A small number of students are also funded on faculty members’ research grants.

Can I sign….? icon-olus-circle

No, in general faculty cannot sign agreements or documents from outside vendors, partners, or sponsors.  All proposal applications must be submitted by an authorized official of the University per RA20 (Proposal Submission policy).  FNG02 (Limited Delegation of Contract Approvals policy) provides guidance on who and what offices are authorized to sign various types of agreements. When you are asked to sign something, please contact the Research Office for guidance.  We’ll help to get your forms routed for proper review and university signatures. 

Personnel List


Last Name
Assistant Coordinator Grants & Contracts
Summary Statement

Miranda specializes in award management and post-award tasks. She supports our award/account close-out processes and invoicing for special projects across the College. 

  • Post-Award Services
Training Grant Coordinator
Summary Statement

Jen has a special focus on all aspects of our unique training grant portfolios and their lifecycle needs.  She may be contacted with any questions you have regarding training grants.

  • Research
Assistant Coordinator Grants & Contracts
Summary Statement

Lindsey specializes in proposal development on behalf of the College faculty.  She supports both proposal submissions and associated Just-In-Time (JIT) requests.  

  • Pre-Award Services
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education
Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Research and Graduate Studies
College Research Concierge
Summary Statement

Contact Chris for questions related to data lifecycle management (to include data use, storage, classification, or sharing needs). He assists with research equipment purchases and specialty services/solutions for research IT.

  • Research
Administrative Support Assistant
Summary Statement

Denise is the office main contact for new account set-up distributions. She provides general administrative support for the research office and  assists with training sessions and website updates.  

  • Research
Director of Grants and Contracts
Summary Statement

Niki manages the research lifecycle for the College of Health and Human Development. She oversees all aspects of the Research Office and can be contacted for any questions you may have.

  • Research
Lead, Post-Award
Summary Statement

Dorothea can be contacted for any award management questions. She is the College’s lead post-award coordinator and specializes in award management and post-award tasks.  She manages HHD's award portfolio.

  • Post-Award Services
Administrative Coordinator, Research and Graduate Education
Summary Statement

Jessica is the main contact for graduate education resources and/or questions. She provides general administrative support to the HHD Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education. 

  • Administration
Assistant Director of Grants and Contracts
Summary Statement

 Christy supports many aspects of the research lifecycle for the College of Health and Human Development, and can be contacted for any questions you may have.

  • Research
Associate Coordinator, Grants and Contracts
Summary Statement

Jen specializes in award management and post-award tasks. She supports outgoing subawards and research-specific labor distribution processes.

  • Post-Award Services