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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.

Research Staff

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Jessica Schneider

Research Coordinator
Pre-Award Services

Jessica Schneider provides support for proposal development and funding identification. She works with faculty to ensure that proposal requirements are met, aids in budget development, edits and reviews documents upon request, and works closely with ORSP to streamline the submission process. Jessica is a Certified Research Administrator through the Research Administrators Certification Council.

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Meredith Williams

Research Coordinator
ost-Award Services

Meredith Williams supports faculty with the execution of their grant funds. This support includes, but is not limited to, grant-related hiring, purchasing, travel, requesting and reconciling research advances, and payment processing as required. She monitors grant budgets in SAP, provides budget updates as needed, and is responsible for all other relevant post-award tasks. Each grant, research project, and PI is unique!

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Dr. Aimee Roundtree

Associate Dean for Research
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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.

Office: FH 311
Phone: 512.245.1308

Office: FH 312
Phone: 512.245.4924

Office: FH 313
Phone: 512.245.2317