Under the general direction of the Associate Vice Provost of Research, the Research and Grant Award Specialist will provide technical assistance in grant and research development and other aspects of research administration. Coordinate research efforts to identify and analyze funding resources from various federal, state, and local agencies to match faculty and professional staff’s research background and interests. Review and submit grant applications on behalf of the University to sponsors. Provide training and support in grant and research development. Interprets and explains institutional, governmental, and funding agencies’ policies, regulations, and rules to faculty and staff as appropriate. In addition, assists in reviewing and monitoring the compliance of grant and contract applications with institutional, governmental, and funding agencies’ policies, regulations, and rules, particularly all applicable regulation statutes of government funding requirements in the Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200). Assists the Associate Vice Provost of Research in developing and submitting regulatory documents, manage grant administration, monitor grant-funded project activities, responsible conduct of research, and ensure compliance with the laws, regulations, rules, and policies. Perform duties as assigned by the supervisor.


A Master’s degree is required with 3-5 years of experience in grant administration working on projects funded by grants or contracts from the federal, state, or local government in a public or private sector environment. Certified Research Administrator (CRA) is preferred but not required. Knowledge of policies and procedures regarding government (federal, state, and local) grant and contract compliance and administration requirements, in particular, those in the Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200) and Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR). Proficient in research methods. Ability to implement training programs related to governmental research compliance, grant development, and research development. Ability to keep abreast of the current regulatory environment governing the conduct of biomedical and behavioral research. Ability to respond quickly to various requests and needs, maintaining a balance of focus such as ensuring institutional compliance and providing service to faculty researchers and professional staff.

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