Award Management

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs:

  • Reviews and negotiates all grant and contract awards on behalf of the University.
  • Accepts each award and authorizes account set-up on behalf of the University.
  • Informs principal investigators of the terms and conditions of awards, including compliance issues.

In addition, the ORSP:

  • Collects and maintains official University files of grants, contracts, subcontracts, and reports.
  • Designs and issues subcontracts on behalf of the University.
  • Monitors technical, patent, equipment, and final report submission.
  • Assists with technology transfer for faculty members with commercially viable technology to disclose.

Division of Sponsored Programs Administration Staff

Name Title Contact
Robin Buchannon, PhD, CRA Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research and Sponsored Programs
Mickey McLaurin, MBA, CRA, CPRA Research Administration Advisor--Pre-Award
Joy Tatum Shideler, CPA, CRA Director of Accounting
Cynthia Evans, CPA, CRA Sponsored Programs Accountant
Melissa Kuhl Project Coordinator, Sponsored Programs Administration
Anita Randle, CRA Research Administration Advisor--Post-Award
Beth Stidham, CRA Sponsored Programs Accountant