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Proposal Development & Submission (Pre-Award)

Paula Alexander: Grants Coordinator

  • develop budgets for research proposals
  • prepare documents for proposal submission
  • oversee financial management of grant and contract awards
  • provide monthly budget reports to principal investigators
  • monitor budget amendments and personnel reports and purchase orders and travel etc.

Tony Hall: Grants Coordinator

  • Develop budgets for research proposals
  • Prepare documents for submission

Grace Thornton: Research Development Manager

  • Discusses research interests and assists with professional development plans
  • Instructs faculty and students on finding research funding opportunities
  • Assists with permissions to apply to foundations and corporations
  • Works with researchers on narrative development and reviews proposal narratives
  • Conducts professional development workshops and manages the Graduate Student/Faculty Research Conference

Kim Wright: Research Administration Manager

  • Works with researchers on budget development and other proposal requirements
  • Checks for compliance with RFP, CASB, UGA accounting standards, and completion of all forms
  • Reviews and approves proposals on behalf of the Dean and the College of Education
  • Sponsored Projects Administration liaison
  • Supervises grant coordinators and post-award business managers

Grants Management Support (Post-Award)

Post-award business managers oversee financial management of grant and contract awards including:

  • Providing monthly budget reports to principal investigators
  • Monitoring budget amendments, personnel reports, purchase orders, travel, etc.

Business managers and departments and programs they work with are:

  • Paula Alexander, Grants Coordinator for CHDS, and EPSY
  • Lindsey Morgan Bennett, Business Manager for CLASE, GCA, PEG, and Torrance Centers and Teacher Quality
  • Keith Morgan, Business Manager for CIS, KINS, and LEAP
  • Vivian Hermitano, Business Manager for ETAP, LLE, and MSE

Contact Details

  • Address:
    G10 Aderhold Hall
    110 Carlton Street
    Athens, Georgia 30602
  • Phone: 706-542-4558
  • Fax: 706-542-8125
  • Associate dean: Ellen M. Evans
Faculty and staff


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