January 31, 2013
Due to the retirement of Dr. Jay McMillen in December it has become necessary to adjust work assignments within the Office of Research Services. I have assumed the additional responsibility of managing the ORS database and our conversion to a new system. While I will still manage the Pre-proposal Services Unit, I will not have any assigned departments or colleges for proposal purposes. The new assignments will take place effective February 4, 2013. (For continuity’s sake, any proposal that has already been started with your current analyst will be submitted by the person who started it.)
Many assignments did not change. However, in the coming days you may receive an e-mail from your current ORS pre-award analyst, who will introduce you to the new analyst . This person will be your primary contact for questions or other assistance related to grant proposal preparation, budgeting, and submission. There are a number of multi-disciplinary research centers on campus. To avoid confusion, unless otherwise noted, the PI involved should work with the individual assigned to their home department. I have attached the complete list for your convenience. The ORS website is in the process of redesign and will be published within the next week. The complete list will be available on the new ORS website. (Please note that the current website will not be updated with this information.)
Written by Colette Solpietro, C.P.R.A., Manager, Proposal Services Team, 806-742-3884.