The Office of Grants and Sponsored Research
Kortnay Woods, the Executive Director, focuses her efforts on establishing the strategic direction of the office, providing extensive knowledge of government and private grant regulations and requirements, and building relationships with funding agencies. She ensures that the office continues to progress in its service to the campus community.
Lori Thompson, the Director of Strategic Initiatives and Program Development, handles the majority of the ‘prospecting’ research for the office and works closely with faculty and staff on all aspects of grant seeking, proposal/budget development, and proposal submission. She focuses particular effort on interdisciplinary funding opportunities that allow us to draw on expertise from different departments and different schools.
Wendy Neil, the Pre-Award Compliance Coordinator, provides critical support to faculty and staff on the use of various online systems and our internal tracking system, as well as reviews, negotiates, and processes grant awards and contracts. Wendy is also active in assisting faculty and staff with questions regarding proposal/budget development and submission.
Alice Ng, the Grants Assistant, is responsible for the office's internal operating systems, procedures, and reports.
Each of our staff members possesses many years of prior experience in grant and grant-related positions, and we are committed to ensuring that everyone who comes into contact with our office has a positive experience!
We welcome and encourage faculty members to contact us directly to discuss research interests, funding opportunities, grant writing, or any other aspect of the grants process.
Kortnay Woods – firstname.lastname@example.org or x3120
Lori Thompson – email@example.com or x2262
Wendy Neil – firstname.lastname@example.org or x3259
Alice Ng - email@example.com or x3251