Research Development Support
Research Development offers support by connecting faculty and staff to resources, opportunities, and programs, and by providing proposal assistance.
The Research Support Team (RST) in the business office provides assistance to PIs at every phase of their research projects, from proposal to closeout. College of Education PIs are encouraged to use the Research Support Team, regardless of project size, sponsor, dollar amount, or whether it is a primary or subcontracted project. The Research Support Team supports proposals and projects routed through Sponsored Projects Services (SPS) and the University of Arizona Foundation (UAF).
Meet our team:
Sara Chavarria, Assistant Dean of Research Development and Outreach
Courtney Coffey, Grants and Contracts Coordinator
Susan Richards, Assistant Dean of Finance and Administration
Margo Sallet, Business Manager
Pre-Award and Post-Award Activities
Credit and F & A Splits Explained
RDI Seminars and Workshops
Internal Funding Opportunities
PIVOT Funding Database
Limited Submissions Announcements
Research Proposal Onboarding Timeline:
|What the the grant writer needs to do||When||Contact|
|1||Schedule meeting with Sara to explore research opportunity||Optional but recommended, when Colleague Letter goes out. At least 3 months prior to deadline.||Sara Chavarria|
|2*||Schedule COE Proposal Development Meeting with Grants Team||Aim for a date that falls 6 weeks prior to proposal deadline||Courtney Coffey|
|3*||Turn in COE Proposal Development Checklist form||
2 days before the scheduled COE Proposal Development Meeting. If possible, decide on any
|4*||First Budget Meeting||1 month before final submission||Margo Sallet|
Additional budget meeting(s)
|As needed||Margo Sallet|
PI completes budget, budget justification and abstract. Budget submitted for UA SPS review.
PI continues working on other pieces of the proposal and sends to Courtney to upload.
If needed, revisions to budget and justification with PI approval and resubmission to SPS will take place.
|7 working days prior to final submission to SPS||Courtney Coffey|
|7*||SPS approves the budget and justification. Proposal is uploaded. PI will be asked to approve and sign any necessary paperwork.||5 working days prior to sponsor deadline.||Courtney Coffey|
|8*||Final grant materials turned in (see relevant funder checklist)||3 working days prior to final submission. This is a FIRM SPS deadline. PI must be available for troubleshooting.||Courtney Coffey|
|9*||Troubleshooting||Last 2 days in SPS. PI must be available.||Courtney Coffey|
The following will be gleaned from the budget for COE Smartsheet database:
|Within 2 weeks of submission||Sara Chavarria|