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Our Mission

The Office of Research & Projects supports the Graduate School's outstanding research community in its pursuit of excellence and innovation. It provides information and assistance regarding research opportunities, proposal development, project administration and other services to SIUE researchers and scholars. We hope you will take the opportunity to learn more about the Graduate School's many enriching and rewarding programs.

Organizational Chart

Pre-Award/ Proposal Development
Post-Award/ Grant Management
Internal Research Funding
Ethical Compliance
Intellectual Property

The Graduate School's Office of Research & Projects (ORP) facilitates and manages faculty and staff research activities at SIUE. ORP Pre-Award personnel assist in proposal preparation, meeting agency deadlines for proposal submission, approval of human subjects and animal care research protocols, and dissemination of funding agency information, as well as manage various internal research competitions and funding sources.

The Post-Award function of the office oversees the post-award funding and the handling of required fiscal reports to the funding, governmental and other agencies. Personnel also work with the faculty and staff on managing their funding for research and other projects.

The following list has been compiled to assist you in contacting the individual(s) you need to help with your research or other projects. You can e-mail questions to the contact in your specific area, or call the Graduate School's main number: (618) 650-3010.

Pre-Award Functions: Susan Morgan, Teri Gulledge, Patience Graybill

  • Assist with proposal budget preparation
  • Check proposals for compliances
  • Obtain administrative approvals
  • Copy and send proposal to agency
  • Assist in external and internal funding proposal preparation by editing and consulting with faculty and staff
  • Work with R&D Committee and RPAB on various programs
  • Collect, analyze and distribute funding agency materials and related information
  • Develop and set up faculty development initiatives (i.e. proposal writing workshops, etc.)
  • Assist faculty and staff in the creation of a COS expertise profile
  • Help faculty and staff set up funding searches
Internal Research Funding: Patience Graybill

Post-Award Functions: Ryan Dodd, David Bray, Gail Munneke, Trisha Simmons, Tammy Smart
  • Establish new grants and contracts accounts
  • Mange databases for awarded grants and contracts
  • Mange post-award functions on grants and contracts
  • Work with PIs/Project Directors and staff to track the fiscal side of awards
  • Produce required reports on grant fiscal matters
  • Ensure funding agency terms and conditions are met, in terms of fiscal and compliance requirements and reports
  • Coordinate internal and external compliance and financial audits on grants
  • Prepare preliminary agreements and contracts, and prepare and monitor subrecipient contracts
  • Provide assistance as resources for Federal and State regulations, as applicable to externally-funded programs
  • Work with Change of Assignment, Application for Appointment and Graduate Assistant appointments
Coordination of Required Reviews: Linda Skelton
  • Human subjects research
  • Care and use of animals
  • Use of biohazardous materials
  • Actual or potential conflicts of interest
  • Export controls
  • Ethics/misconduct in research

Intellectual Property: Susan Morgan

Publications: Patience Graybill
  • The SIUE Researcher, electronic newsfeed
  • Research & Creative Activities Magazine
  • Graduate School Website(s)
  • Office of Research and Projects Website
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