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 in Kuali and routing to the UMass Office of Pre-Award Services (OPAS).
The CNS RSS Grant Coordinator team: Anne Gaddy, Vivien Venskowski, Joy Ward and Paula White.
Requests for 'grant submission assistance' from CNS Research Support Services should be made at least 30 days prior to the sponsor deadline (* see policy below) 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.
*Any requests received less than 30 days prior to the sponsor deadline will be considered late and will be assigned to a team member only if the workload at CNS RSS or OPAS Pre-Award Development can accommodate the specific late proposal. Late proposals will not be given priority over on-time proposals and the degree of assistance that can be provided to a late proposal may be limited.