Office of Research Services (ORS)

The Office of Research Services (ORS) supports the University's mission by promoting research and assisting faculty with the pursuit, acquisition, and management of extramural funding.  The ORS Proposal Development team provides support for the preparation and submission of proposals, including budget development, assistance with processing the proposals through Niner Research, the University’s electronic research administration system, and managing the institutional signature process as the Authorized Organizational Representatives (AORs) of the University.  The ORS Contract and Award Negotiation team support the receipt, negotiation, final execution, and processing into University systems of grant and contract awards, modifications, and related agreements, as well as the development and issuance of outgoing subawards.  The ORS Award Management team facilitates the management of external research funding, working with faculty and staff in units across the campus to effectively and efficiently administer their awards.  The Award Management team provides guidance on financial management, the use of University systems and processes to process award transactions, review and approval of some types of transactions, interpretation of award terms and conditions, and overall guidance on award management.  ORS also provides professional development and resources to faculty and staff designed to enhance their success.

Peter Szanton

Director
Peter Szanton
Cameron 317
704-687-1881
pszanton@uncc.edu

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Stafford Farmer

Associate Director, Proposal Development
Stafford Farmer
Cameron 318
704-687-1860
sfarme15@uncc.edu

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Monica Warner

Associate Director, Award Management
Monica Warner
Cameron 305
704-687-1868
mwarner1@uncc.edu

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Natasha Walton

Associate Director, Contract and Award Negotiations
Natasha Walton
Cameron 311
704-687-1885
nwalton9@uncc.edu

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(vacant)

Senior Contracting Negotiator

Michael Braham

Electronic Research System Administrator
Michael Braham
Cameron 310
704-687-0470
mbraham@uncc.edu

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Tanisha Bright

Contracts Specialist
Tanisha Bright
Cameron 310A
704-687-1883
tbright5@uncc.edu

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Vikki Cherwon

Proposal Development Officer

Trenton Huntley

Senior Contract Negotiator
Trenton Huntley
Cameron 312
704-687-1869
thuntle3@uncc.edu

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Caroline Kennedy

Proposal Development Officer
Caroline Kennedy
Woodward 435G
704-687-0498
cekenned@uncc.edu

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Elizabeth Mace

Award Management Specialist
Elizabeth Mace
704-687-7885
eemace@uncc.edu

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Kristen Morse

Senior Award Management Specialist
Kristen Morse
Fretwell 326D
704-687-0076
kmorse2@uncc.edu

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Linda Reece

Award Management Specialist

Ida Stavanger

Senior Award Management Specialist
Ida Stavanger
Fretwell 326E
704-687-5183
imstaven@uncc.edu

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Andrea Strong

Award Management Specialist
Andrea Strong
Cameron 312A
704-687-0779
arnorrin@uncc.edu

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(vacant)

Senior Proposal Development Officer

Rosie Wickham

Research Support Coordinator
Rosie Wickham
Cameron 311A
704-687-5433
rwickham@uncc.edu

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Kim Wilson

Award Management Specialist
Kim Wilson
Cameron 305D
704-687-5346
kwils123@uncc.edu

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