Mission and staff

 

 

 

About the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects

Mission

The Office of Research and Sponsored Projects (ORSP), a unit within the Office of Graduate Studies and Research, supports and provides services for faculty and staff in securing external funds from public and private agencies. Emphasis is placed on securing funds to achieve the University’s priorities. The office supports the contract and grant writing activities of the faculty and staff through all stages of the project – from the initial planning through project completion.

Responsibilities & Services

The Office of Research and Sponsored Projects is responsible for the authorization, approval, and submission of University proposals for external support for research and most sponsored projects. We provide assistance to those submitting sponsored project applications for funding from city, state and federal sources; however, for help with non-research funding from private sources, please contact Office of Institutional Advancement, either the Director of Development or the Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations at 956-326-4483.  

 The ORSP staff:

  • Identifies and disseminates information about potential funding sources for research and institutional programs;
  • Assists in the development of proposals including budgets and regulatory requirements;
  • Provides programmatic oversight of currently funded projects; monitors research compliance
  • Acts as the liaison between the University and various state, federal and private agencies;
  • Facilitates cooperation with interdisciplinary research and scholarly activities;
  • Helps Principal Investigators abide by the Texas A&M University System policies; and
  • Guides Principal Investigators through the TAMIU procedures relating to research and other sponsored projects.

Meet the ORSP Staff

 Fall 2011 Office of Research and Sponsored Projects Staff Picture

 front row - Zoila Franco-Hinojosa, Marina Hinojosa, and Celeste Kidd (left to right)
back row - John Kilburn, Anne Frey, and Jeffrey Brown (left to right)

 

Anne Frey, Associate Director, Grant Development
KL 326B
Phone: (956) 326-3024, Fax (956) 326-2239
afrey@tamiu.edu

Celeste Kidd, Research Administrator
KL 326A
Phone (956) 326-3028, Fax (956) 326-2239
cekidd@tamiu.edu

Zoila Franco-Hinojosa, Research Administrator
KL326D
Phone: (956) 326 3025, Fax (956) 326-2239
zoila.francoh@tamiu.edu         

Marina Hinojosa, Grant Resources Support Assistant
KL326
Phone: (956) 326 3026, Fax (956) 326-2239
zoila.francoh@tamiu.edu   

John C. Kilburn, Associate Dean of Research, Project Director for EARDA program
KL326C
Phone (956) 326 3221, Fax (956) 326-2239
jckilburn@tamiu.edu

Jeffrey Brown, Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, Co-Director for EARDA program
SC124, Phone (956) 326-3020, Fax (956) 326 - 3021
jbrown@tamiu.edu

                                                                                                     

Fiscal Services

The ORSP works collaboratively with the Office of Grants and Contracts staff located in Killam Library, Room 159, to ensure proper budget preparation. The Office of Grants and Contracts staff is responsible for providing financial support services for grants and contracts to faculty and staff from the proposal preparation stage through the completion of the project. The Grants and Contracts support services include the following:

  • Grant Approval Budget Review - Examines the proposal budget prior to submission
  • Establishment of Grant Accounts - Establishes account for project after University accepts funding
  • Monitoring of Grant Expenditures - Reviews purchases made to the project
  • Database of Budget Information - Establishes and maintains database of information related to the budget
  • Project Fiscal Reports - Works with the Principal Investigator/Project Director to provide fiscal reports

 

 

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