The former Research Administrative Service Center (RASC) team (now called the Pre-Award Research Operations (PRO) team) transitioned into the Office of Sponsored Programs with a new name, but remains focused on supporting researchers in the College of Engineering by providing efficient, friendly and professional proposal development and support services. 

PRO's purpose is to reduce the administrative burden of proposal preparation so that researchers can focus on the technical or scientific components of their proposals, thereby increasing the chances of success.

Our Services

  • Review and interpret sponsor solicitations for proposals
  • Prepare summaries of required proposal documents and templates of common proposal elements
  • Draft Current & Pending/Other Support documents
  • Develop budgets, including detailed financial budget and narrative justification
  • Prepare and assemble proposal packages, including completion of electronic applications
  • Interface with internal and external collaborators to collect required documents (CV's, letters of support, subaward documents, etc.)
  • Draft and route for approval required internal forms (Form 10, NFA, etc.)
  • Liaise and collaborate with the assigned Grant & Contract Officer through the successful submission of the application for funding
  • Support revised budget requests, NIH Just-In-Time submissions, incoming sponsored award transfers, and complex research center proposals
  • Identify and disseminate funding opportunities to College of Engineering faculty

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Our team is available to assist you Monday through Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm.

Researchers are invited to send proposal notifications to the PRO team by completing a short Proposal Notification form. A Pre-Award Specialist/Grant Coordinator will be assigned to the proposal within one business day and will follow up with the researcher and the researcher's department to provide proposal specific guidance and support.

Other requests for support or inquires can be directed to the PRO Team Inbox, osp-pro@cornell.edu.

Our Team

Jamie Sprague, Federal/Subaward and PRO Team Lead
jas2233@cornell.edu
607-255-3843
Julie Phelps, Director of the Research Division Business Service Center (RDBSC)
jap227@cornell.edu
607-254-5189
Heidi Copeland, Sr. Pre-Award Specialist
hac95@cornell.edu
607-255-0976
Sonia Beck, Pre-Award Specialist (On leave)
som4@cornell.edu
607-255-9125
Nicole Mellem, Pre-Award Specialist
ntm42@cornell.edu
607-255-9921
Matthew Robinson, Pre-Award Specialist
mlr323@cornell.edu
607-255-9355
Judy Wood, Pre-Award Specialist
jrw7@cornell.edu
607-255-5655
Giselle Maira, Grant Coordinator
gm467@cornell.edu
607-255-1238
Roger Miller, Grant Coordinator
rdm285@cornell.edu
607-255-4252
George Taylor, Grant Coordinator
gt53@cornell.edu
607-255-1498
Cindy VandeWall, Project Assistant
cv282@cornell.edu
 

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