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Office of Research and Sponsored Projects

The Office of Research and Sponsored Projects supports students, faculty and staff in the College of Education & Human Development with pre-award and post-award activities. We support educational researchers by assisting with searches for funding opportunities, aiding with proposal and budget development, and providing post-award financial and reporting assistance. The office’s ongoing goals are:

  1. To help the College increase its level of sponsored funding over the next three years.
  2. To support educational researchers’ pre-award activities, including grant searching and proposal development.
  3. To support educational researchers’ post-award activities, including financial administration and research support.
  4. To support educational researchers through the strengthening of internal and external relationships.
The Office of Research and Sponsored Projects is located in Suite 330 on the third floor of the College of Education & Human Development building (30 Pryor St., Atlanta).
Kathleen Halley-Octa, Director

Erin Whitney, Administrative Assistant
Office: 404-413-8090
Fax: 404-413-8093

Pre-Award Services

Stacy Ringo, Grants and Contracts Officer II
Fax: 404-413-8093

Michael Moore, Grans and Contracts Officer II

Mi’Yata Johnson, Research Associate II

Post-Award Services

Letitia Williams, Grants and Contracts Officer II

Post-award services team members: The Crim Center, Dean's Office (includes Dean Alberto, Dr. J. Many, Departments of Educational Policy Studies, Kinesiology and Health).

Shaila Philpot, Grants and Contracts Officer II

Post-award services team members: Dean's Office (includes Dr. G. Benson, Dr. W. Thompson and Learning Technologies Division and Center for Evaluation and Research) and The Urban Child Study Center.

Pre-award liaisons serve as the initial point of contact in ORSP whether a grant, cooperative agreement or contract. By providing an administrative review of proposals for consistency and appropriateness of materials. The liaison may work with the CEHD faculty or staff members to prepare grant proposals, obtain required approvals and facilitate timely submissions.

Grant Liaisons

  • Provide technical review of RFPs
  • Examine proposals for inclusion of required parts
  • Assist with budget and budget justification development for appropriate calculations, salaries, fringes, tuition, indirect and escalations
  • Calculate committed cost share and indirect cost agreements
  • Route proposal approvals for required signature(s) and submission

Quantitative Research Design and Implementation

The Office of the Associate Dean of Research in the College of Education & Human Development provides research methodology consulting to assist faculty and doctoral students in research planning, research design, and interpretation of results for quantitative dissertations, grant applications, program evaluation, and research publications.

This service is aligned with the College of Education & Human Development’s strategic plan, and our intent is to provide guidance to enhance the research design and implementation steps so that you can present your findings in the most effective and professional manner. This service is open to College of Education & Human Development faculty members and doctoral students.

Contact information:

Robert Hendrick
College of Education & Human Development Building
30 Pryor St. SW, Atlanta, GA
Room 468
404-413-8033 (fax)

The Professional Development Wednesdays Information Series provides a platform for dissemination and discussion of new research, grant implementation, instructional technology, and educational issues.

Each week of the month, from September to November and from February to April, a different speaker will address interested faculty, students, and staff in The Forum, 1030 Education Building, at noon. The following monthly calendar indicates how topics are scheduled. Additional presentations may be added.

For a complete schedule, visit our calendar listing for Professional Development Wednesdays.