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Research Support Office

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The Research Support Office (RSO) assists faculty, graduate students, and research personnel with externally funded grants and fellowships. The office is organized into two divisions allowing support for the entire grant and fellowship lifecycle. The Pre-Award division helps develop and submit applications. The Post-Award division supports with new and active awards coordination and management, as well as financial management, research compliance and post-award oversight.

Pre-Award Services

  • Follow Grant Application Preparation Timeline
  • Point of contact between applicant and UT Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP)
  • Prepare and circulate Liberal Arts Grants Digest. Subscribe here!
  • Assist with proposal preparation and submission
  • Tailor assistance to PI and funding opportunity
  • Build budgets and budget narratives
  • Monitor applications after submission
  • Assist with budget revisions, etc.
  • Partner with OVPR and UT Foundation Relations on PI application support
  • Ensure PI and application are in compliance with current policies and procedures

Post-Award Services

Awards Management

  • Serve as Liaison with the Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP) for award negotiation/transition/set-up
  • Perform award kick-off meetings with Principal Investigator (PI) and department support staff performing transactions
  • Support transfer investigators with award transfers and award management tasks
  • Interpret and ensure compliance with University and agency policies and procedures

Post-Award Oversight

  • Serve as Post-award research administrative liaison with Office of Sponsored Projects-Sponsored Projects Award Administration (SPAA), central offices, and other CoLA Dean’s units (HR and Finance) on behalf of PI and department support staff
  • Consult on purchasing, including consultants and supplies
  • Assist CoLA HR & Finance and Central Business Services with sponsored research post-award matters
  • Evaluate and manage post-award processes, including but not limited to salary compensation reports, cost share guidance and oversight, effort and salary costing allocations, financial reporting, subrecipient monitoring and oversight of award transactions

Research Support Office Staff

Lindy Aleshire, Grants Administrator (Pre-Award), melinda.aleshire@austin.utexas.edu

Brook Davis, Manager (Pre-Award), davis@austin.utexas.edu

Vannesa O. Lopez, CRA, Manager (Award-Stage & Post-Award), volopez@austin.utexas.edu

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