On April 1, 2019 the department began to use the CLAS Research Office (CRO) for all grants. Margaret still handles the account management of your awarded grants , including travel and payroll. The following is now handled by CRO:
- New proposal submissions,
- New awards/ agreement,
- Progress and final reports,
- CAS exemptions,
- Financial modifications.
Here is a power point presentation by CRO for your information (CRO_presentation)
The first step in submitting a grant is to email CRO at email@example.com and bcc the director Beth Eslick firstname.lastname@example.org. When you first contact them you will be assigned a research administrator. DO NOT ENTER anything in UFIRST yourself: they will handle this. If you receive something from your funding agency please forward this to CRO so they are kept informed and can act in a timely manner.
If during the process there are any issues or questions, CLAS research office will reach out to Margaret . She and the research office work very closely together. If you have any questions let Dr. Knudson or Margaret know.