The College of Arts and Sciences Research Administration Team is a shared services team that coordinates, administers, and consults on both pre- and post-award contract/grant activities within the College units. The team provides centralized proposal development support for all requesting units. The team handles the administration of both grant and contract proposal submissions and specified post-award responsibilities. Ultimately, we assist with and coordinate pre-award planning, proposal development, processing, and reporting.
The team also assists with the coordination and review of post-award materials with direct troubleshooting assistance on any related issues and activities. The team provides guidance to ensure that compliance is exceeded with all terms and conditions for all fund types and for establishing and supervisory oversight of both pre- and post-award sponsored projects administration and non-sponsored fund administration. This area of work includes preparing and packaging proposals, cost-estimating, budgeting, accounting, and reporting systems that include program operations at the University and all participating sites and subcontractors. The Research Administration team also provides support to the “field” staff and the units.
The Research Development team provides many functions, including (but not limited to): organizing large-format events that enhance College unit researchers ability to be competitive for extramural funding; creating office communications, newsletters, websites, and other time-sensitive messages pertaining to funding opportunities and national sponsor engagement; coordinate all stages of proposal development while assisting College unit researchers submit applications for funding consideration, with close attention to detail; maintain, update and organize institutional and College boilerplate; maintain timely and accurate metrics on Dean’s Office Research Administration team workflow and achievements; conduct funding searches and maintain training materials; and maintain and organize cross-cutting, topic-based interest groups of scholars and researchers.
For general inquiries or questions, please email CASResearchAdmin@unc.edu