Mission and Purpose
The College of Liberal Arts provides pre- and post-award support to faculty who seek funding for their research, creative, or programmatic activities.
We coordinate with the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs to secure and administer the following: grants, contracts, cooperative agreements, fellowships, research gifts, Research Enhancement Program (REP) grants, Multidisciplinary Internal Research Grants (MIRG), and other sponsored projects.
The primary mission of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is to support and promote the research and scholarly creative activity needs of the faculty and staff while ensuring compliance and scholarly integrity.
Jessica Schneider provides support for proposal development and funding identification. She works with PIs to ensure that proposal requirements are met, aids in budget development, reviews and verifies inclusion of required documents, performs editing services, and works closely with OSP to streamline the submission process. Jessica holds a Master’s in Technical Communication and is a Certified Research Administrator through the Research Administrators Certification Council.
Joy S. Cowan provides support for faculty with post-award grant implementation. She assists PIs with personnel, purchasing, travel, subcontracts, research advances, and payment processing for their grants. Additionally, she advises on available budget, current and expected expenditures, timing requests, and navigating university procedures. Joy holds a Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) from Texas State University.
Associate Dean for Research
College of Liberal Arts
Aimee Roundtree works closely with Jessica and Meredith to assist faculty in developing grant proposals to provide assistance with post-award activities, and to help locate resources to support faculty research. She can provide suggestions on how to strengthen proposal narratives and research strategies to meet sponsor requirements. She also helps disseminate and communicate research accomplishments to the university community, and to the broader academic community and general public.
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