Joy Scott, CRA
Service Center Manager

220 Lloyd M. Parks Hall
500 W. 12th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210

Central Business Office Research Services Provided

Pre-award services provided


  • Identifying and publicizing funding opportunities
  • Reviewing funding opportunity announcements (e.g. the PA, PAR, FOA, or RFP) and sponsor guidelines to identify specific sponsor requirements
  • Scheduling and attending proposal team meetings as needed
  • Developing the budget and assisting with the budget justification
  • Completing the ePA-005 (Authorization to Seek Off-Campus Funding) including coordinating questions surrounding award and expenditure credit, indirect cost rates, and cost sharing
  • Identifying and helping to obtain required supporting documents for a proposal such as biosketches, letters of support, and subaward documents Formatting the contents of the proposal (abstract, images, tables and appendices) to ensure compliance with sponsor requirements
  • Submitting a complete proposal to OSP in advance of the sponsor deadline, for OSP to review and submit
  • Serving as a liaison between the OSP pre-award Sponsored Program Officer (SPO) and the faculty for award negotiations, revising budgets and responding to funding cuts as requested by the sponsor
  • Requesting a preliminary project number if needed.

Post-award services provided

  • Completing signature authorization forms for the project
  • Helping to ensure faculty and staff are appointed to the project by processing release time, cost-shared, direct appointments and working with other departments as needed
  • Completing personnel expenditures transfers (Retro Distributions) as needed to ensure faculty and staff effort is properly charged to the project
  • Working with faculty, research staff, and division coordinators to assist with procurement of supplies and materials
  • Advising faculty on allowable costs and budget latitude
  • Helping faculty complete progress (non-competing renewals) and final reports
  • Serving as a liaison between the OSP post-award SPO and the faculty for budget revisions, requests for project period extensions, and during project close-out
  • Monitoring project financials
  • Facilitating compliance activities such as effort certification, conflict of interest certification, training in protection of human and animal subjects
  • Arranging for consultant and subaward agreements

Bridge Loan Policy (PDF) - Effective July 1, 2016