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.

Stafford Farmer
Senior Associate Director, Proposal Development
Monica Warner
Associate Director, Award Management
Natasha Walton
Associate Director, Contract and Award Negotiations
To Be Named
Award Management Specialist
Senior Contracting Negotiator
Tanisha Bright
Contracts Administrator
Vikki Cherwon
Proposal Development Officer
Shannon Harris
Award Management Specialist
Trenton Huntley
Senior Contract Negotiator
Sarah Johnson
Award Management Specialist
Caroline Kennedy
Proposal Development Officer
Elizabeth Mace
Award Management Specialist
Kristen Morse
Proposal Development Officer
Mapela Motshabi Custodio
Senior Proposal Development Officer
Linda Reece
Award Management Specialist
Ida Stavenger
Senior Award Management Specialist
Rosie Wickham
Research Support Coordinator