The CNS Office of Research Support Services (RSS) is a centralized service for pre-award administration and our grant coordinators provide assistance with interpreting sponsor guidelines, budget calculations, document requirements, subcontract coordination, proposal assembly and routing to the UMass Office of Pre-Award Services (OPAS).
The CNS RSS team: Corliss Elizabeth, Anne Gaddy, Vivien Venskowski and Joy Ward.
Requests for 'grant submission assistance' from CNS Research Support Services should be made at least 30 days prior to the sponsor deadline to improve our ability to accommodate your proposal deadline into the RSS schedule. During peak deadlines CNS RSS reserves the right to implement a waiting list to manage the work flow; or we may load-balance with the OPAS Pre-Award Development Team. A member of the RSS team will contact you as soon as possible after your request form is submitted - to confirm the assignment and provide further details and a timeline.