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Research, Funded Projects, and Scholarly Activities

Mission

 Office of Research, Funded Projects, and Scholarly Activity is a service unit within the College of Education (COE). Its mission is to support and further the scholarship of the college's programs, faculty, and students; and provide grant administration and compliance assurance for project implementation.

Overview

Under the direction of the Associate Dean, the Office of Research, Funded Projects, and Scholarly Activity, encourages faculty and students to engage in individual, collaborative, and interdisciplinary inquiry, particularly to ensure continued improvement of COE's programs. The Office provides assistance to faculty and students in a variety of areas, including:

  • developing research ideas and efforts
  • connecting with other scholars
  • accessing needed resources
  • identifying funding sources
  • submitting funding applications
  • administering grant awards
  • monitoring project implementation to insure compliance
  • linking with ECU's Offices of Sponsored Programs and Research and Grants

Alana Zambone

Dr. Alana Zambone

Interim Associate Dean
Research, Funded Projects, and Scholarly Activity
Phone: 252-328-5746
Email:zambonea@ecu.edu

Rick Yakubowski

Richard (Rick) Yakubowski

Coordinator
Research and Grants Center
Phone: 252-328-4246
Email: yakubowskir@ecu.edu

Jessica Miller

Jessica Miller

Grants Specialist
Phone: 252-328-5558
Email: millerjes@ecu.edu

Adrienne Dunning

Adrienne Dunning

Grants Specialist
Phone: 252-328-4247
Email: dunning@ecu.edu

Teair Purcell

Teair Purcell

Grants Specialist
Phone: 252-328-5338
Email: purcellt@ecu.edu

 The Office of Research and Grants serves as 1) support for grant procurement and administration; 2) compliance monitoring; and 3) liaison with the Office of Sponsored Programs and the Office of Grants and Contracts. The many responsibilities linked to grant development and administration (i.e. securing approval in RAMSES before grant submission, processing EPAFs to hire grant personnel and effort reporting, processing purchases and travel, and reconciling expenditures) are time sensitive and often involve multiple offices and groups on campus. Consequently, there are College of Education, Division of Academic Affairs, Research and Grants, and UNC-GA policies and procedures that must be followed to insure timeliness of submission and expenditures and compliance with University, General Administration, State and Federal requirements.

  1. Roles/Responsibilities of the Department Chair Relative to Funded Projects and Grants
  2. Roles/Responsibilities in Grant Procurement and Management 
  3. Office of Grants and Contracts Policies and Procedures
  4. COE -- EPAF Process, Deadlines and Timeliness
  5. Summer Salary
  6. Cost Sharing on Proposals
  7. Effort Certification Timelines 
  8. Guidelines for Financial Reporting
  9. Guidelines for Utilizing Students as Research Subjects and Assistants or Grant Staff
  10. Guidelines for Utilizing Individuals External to ECU as Consultants on Grants
  11. Conflict of Interest
  12. Contract and Grant Terms
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