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Ms. Rhonni E. Dixon
TOPAZ Account Administrator

what we do

The Office of Research is responsive to the needs of its faculty, staff and students in all aspects of research, with highly improved and timely dissemination of information in that regard from its component units.

The Proposal Development unit of the Office of Research serves to assist faculty in the planning, writing, and editing of grant proposals. The Proposal Development Officer coordinates the logistics of proposal development in Sciences, Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

The Department of Research Funding and Pre-Award Services provides exceptional customer service and guidance to faculty, staff, and administrators in obtaining and administering extramural funding through proposal review, authorization, and transmission of proposals to funding agencies.

Research Enhancement and Regulatory Services department provides faculty, staff, and students the necessary support for research development travel and seed grant awards as well as support for issues relating to compliance with animal care and use, human subject use, use of radiation, and other hazardous substances.

 Issues relating to post-award administration of grants, contracts, cooperative agreements, and all other forms of sponsored programs awarded to the University are efficiently handled by Research Financial Services.

 The Research Compliance unit reviews and monitors grant-related activities, thereby assuring conformity to federal and state regulations and institutional policies.