The Office of Research Development and Management

The Office of Research Development and Management (ORDM) delivers high quality support for researchers in identifying funding opportunities, preparing proposals, and managing awards.  Our mission is to facilitate the growth of research by assisting faculty in getting their research plans into a viable proposal, submitted to the right sponsor, and managing the award to ensure compliance.  We represent the investigators on any grant-related issue with the UNCC grants and contracts office or the sponsor. We provide oversight on active awards, and when necessary provide faculty and staff with the necessary tools, assistance, and training they will need.

Our services:

  • Locate and review funding opportunities
  • Publish the monthly ORDM Digest with listings of funding opportunities, announcements, and grant/proposal-related resources
  • Assist with the Electronic Internal Processing Form (eIPF) in NORM
  • Prepare itemized budgets and budget narratives for grant proposals
  • Review grant/contract applications
  • Assist in completing proposal forms
  • Upload proposals for electronic submissions
  • Coordinate institutional signatures
  • Serve as liaison between researchers (PIs) and the UNCC grants and contracts offices
  • Provide PIs with information and guidance on sponsors
  • Review and implement terms and conditions listed in award documents
  • Assist in the preparation of financial and progress reports
  • Provide year-round financial oversight of grant awards
  • Prepare faculty release time on grant awards
  • Assist departmental administrative staff with the preparation of Electronic Personnel Action Forms (ePAFs) for summer salary requests; and NinerTalent for new hires on grant awards
  • Review and approve financial transactions (PCard and 49er Mart purchases; tuition and stipend payments, graduate assistantships, etc.) on grant awards to ensure compliance
  • Provide training to departmental administrative staff on grant-related topics

The Office of Research Development and Management reports to Dr. Dawson Hancock, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies