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Research Services

 

PRE-AWARD SERVICES OF SPH OFFICE OF RESEARCH SERVICES

The goal of the SPH Office of Research Services (ORS) is to encourage, increase and support SPH investigator-led proposal development and to increase the success ratio for submitted propsals.

DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES

SPH ORS offers a menu of services (ranging from scientific grant review to budget development to "one-stop shopping") that investigators can choose from to meet their proposal development needs. We encourage investigators to contact the SPH ORS early in the process so that adequate time is available for optimal proposal development.

OUR SERVICES INCLUDE:

  • Reviewing the sponsor's RFP/RFA specifications;
  • Obtaining the required information (biosketches, letters of support, etc.) for proposal submission;
  • Scheduling scientific/technical grant team meetings as necessary;
  • Scheduling and coordinating peer grant review;
  • Developing budget and budget justification;
  • Managing the proposal development process;
  • Formatting of grant documents (i.e. abstract, graphs, images, tables, appendices, etc.);
  • Completing the Proposal Approval Form (PAF), including securing the necessary signatures and obtaining approval of the UIC Office of Research Services;
  • Preparing and submitting the proposal to the sponsor by the deadline via electronic transmission or courier;
  • Preparing documents for Just-In-Time submission to the sponsor which may include revising budgets, assisting with “other support” documents for key personnel, and verification of human subjects education of key personnel;

 

In addition, we have provided further details regarding the expected flow of documents during the proposal development process, timeline that SPH ORS follows, how proposals are prioritized, and information on the scientifc review process.

 

STAFF

Julie C. Kong, M.Ed, RD, LDN, CRA
Director, Research Services
Phone: 312-413-8508
jckong@uic.edu

Robin Buell Sylvester, MUPP, CRA
Assistant Director, Pre-Awards Sponsored Projects 
Phone: 312-996-9327
rbuell2@uic.edu

Olivia Desormeaux, MPH, MSW
Grants and Contracts Specialist
Phone: 312-413-0977
odesor3@uic.edu

Shelley M. Hoover, MS
Pre-Awards Sponsored Projects Specialist
Phone: 312-996-9657
shhoover@uic.edu

Brittany Smith
​Poster Printing GA
bsmith70@uic,edu
Phone: 312-413-3953

 

Website

http://publichealth.uic.edu/research 

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