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Contacts

The Office of Research for the College assists faculty during the various stages of proposal development, submission and through to initial award details.  You can’t go wrong if you contact our office.  Located in 2300 Bate, come in to discuss your proposal development needs or please email or call us for assistance.

Cindy Putnam-Evans, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Research, evansc@ecu.edu 328-4395

The Associate Dean for Research is the chief officer responsible for promoting investigator-initiated scholarship within the faculty. Dr. Putnam Evans facilitates basic science, translational, and humanities research within the College and in conjunction with other research institutions. She also directs the faculty in planning for resources, evaluating and implementing activities for the research program, and managing the procurement of funds. She also serves as a College representative both internally and externally, and she actively participates in various institutional planning, implementing, and evaluation of research activities.

Gina Betcher, MFA, Grants Program Specialist, betcherg@ecu.edu 737-4389

The THCAS Grants Program Specialist works with faculty and staff to prepare and submit competitive proposals. The Specialist serves as the liaison between departments and the Office of Sponsored Programs. She is the point of contact for initiating RAMSeS, writing instructional materials and leading in training workshops on RAMSeS, budget development and guidelines, and federal programs. In addition the Specialist coordinates peer-led grant review workshops, presentations by external speakers, funding searches and dissemination, reports on grant success in the College through a newsletter, and she maintains the content on the Office of Research Website. 

Contacts in the Office of Sponsored Programs - preaward

PIs should contact the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) for any grant-related administrative issues such as receipt of an award and then issues that arise after an award has been made (non-financial, post-award issues).  Award terms and conditions generally require oversight of a thorough review to determine what steps a PI needs to take in order to implement a post-award action. It may also necessitate that contact be made with a sponsor; therefore, OSP serves as the liaison between the PI (ECU) and the sponsor.  These actions will most likely require that OSP negotiate with the sponsor and a modification be issued to amend the award/contract.  The following are a few examples of such actions:
  • No Cost Extension
  • Supplemental Funding
  • Awards to Subcontracts
  • Awards from Subcontractors
  • Changes in PI
  • Award transfers
Preaward contacts list of grant and contract officers in OSP: http://www.esu.edu/cs-acad/osp/staff.cfm

Contacts in the Office of Grants and Contracts - postaward

PIs should contact the Office of Grants and Contracts for any grant-related, post-award financial, effort reporting and compliance issues.  These issues normally require a review of the award terms and conditions to determine what steps a PI needs to take in order to implement a post-award action.  It may also require that contact be made with a sponsor; therefore, OGC serves as the liaison between the PI (ECU) and the sponsor.  These actions will most likely require negotiation with the sponsor, and on some occasions, a modification be issued to amend the award/contract.  If an amendment to the contract is required, OGC will alert OSP that a modification of award is forthcoming.  OSP will review and execute all modifications on behalf of the PI.The following list are examples of such actions:

  • A PI would like to exercise expanded authority (recover costs 90-days prior to start date)
  • Budget revision
  • Award set up
  • Equipment transfer
  • Alternations and renovations
  • Redistribution of funds
  • Effort reporting
  • Award closeout

Post Award Contacts:

Financial:

Refer to the OCG Staff Representative Departmental Assignment List available from this page: http://www.ecu.edu/cs-acad/grants/gc_staff.cfm   

or Email: grantsc@ecu.edu

Effort Reporting:

Angie Wade, wadea@ecu.edu, 328-9533

Or ershelpdesk@ecu.edu