Faculty Research Support Services


The Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWG) within the Office of Research (UMOR) has staff who provide assistance to U-M faculty applying for external funding opportunities. 

Research Development

Jocelyn Fenton Stitt, Program Director for Faculty Research Development, helps U-M faculty advance their research by finding extramural funding sources and developing grant proposals.

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Contract and Grant Administration

Lisa Parker, Contracts and Grants Administrator, assists U-M faculty in both the pre-award and post-award grant management process. 

  • Pre-award assistance includes:
    • reviewing proposal announcement guidelines and restrictions;
    • provides an submission timeline for important application deadlines;
    • budget development;
    • completion of required sponsor/agency forms;

Faculty who intend to submit a grant proposal through IRWG should complete the Notice of Intent to Submit a Grant Proposal.  The completed form will route to Lisa Parker who will contact you to schedule a follow-up meeting to discuss further details.

  • Post-award assistance includes:
    • work with the UM Office of Research and Sponsored Projects to understand the terms and conditions of the project award;
    • initiate any subcontract required on project;
    • provide monthly financial summary reports and projections;
    • make sure annual sponsor progress reports are submitted in a timely manner;
    • handle expenditure compliance issues (annual uniform guidance reports);
    • complete appropriate budget reallocations;
    • submit requests for no-cost time extension
    • coordinate salary effort for project personnel;
    • manage close-out/inactivation process for award

Feel free to contact Lisa Parker directly regarding further pre- and post-award inquiries via email at wooliver@umich.edu, or via telephone at 734-647-6387.