Division of Sponsored Program Administration
The Division of Sponsored Program Administration serves as the principal interface between Augusta University and external agencies providing sponsored program support, including the Augusta University Research Institute (AURI). It is responsible for the complete range of sponsored program management, including pre-award responsibilities for coordination of routing, review, and institutional approval of proposals and applications; award receipt and account establishment; re-budgeting and institutional prior approval; and account closeout activities.
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Writing GrantsThis presentation will focus on how faculty can identify potential sponsored research opportunities. Each sponsor, federal or private, has a mission to fulfill; whether it be solving a particular societal issue, advancing K-12 education, or finding the cure for cancer. Researchers need to think strategically about how to develop their proposals so that they will be successful in obtaining extramural funding. The presentation will walk researchers through a request for proposal, focusing on the development of standard documents which will need to be incorporated into the proposal submission. Lastly, the presentation will touch on the how and why of the internal Augusta University proposal and routing process. Ms. White currently serves as the Associate Vice President for Research Administration for Augusta University and the Executive Director of the Augusta University Research Institute, Inc. She oversees all aspects of sponsored program administration including proposal development, pre-award, post-award administration, and the negotiation of the indirect cost rate agreement as well as several compliance functions. Prior to coming to AU in 2012, she held senior level positions in research administration at Harvard University, the University of Virginia, Emory University, and Rice University. At Rice University she oversaw regulatory compliance as well as sponsored programs. Because she began her own career in academia, with a relevant corollary to research administration having expertise in Byzantine art and history; she understands first- hand the challenges and stumbling blocks getting grants and managing them present to the researcher. She has spent her career trying to find ways to make doing research and the regulatory compliance associated with it simpler and reduce burden. She often feels like a salmon.