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Office of Sponsored Research (OSR)

The Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) provides pre and post award administration of sponsored projects to the University. Specifically, we:

  • Provide tools to assist faculty members in their search for funding opportunities, assist in the preparation and review of proposals, negotiate agreements, maintain accounts and records, seek reimbursement for expenses from sponsors and fulfill sponsor reporting requirements.
  • Monitor sponsored projects for compliance with sponsor terms and conditions, University policies and Federal regulations and standards.
  • Work closely with the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research and the Office of the Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration to prepare and implement financial and administrative policies, procedures and sponsor and regulatory compliance issues of interest to the research community.
  • Provide training to the University in the application of new and existing policies and regulations.

Taryn Knapp, MSc

Grants and Contracts Officer

847-578-8365 Responsible for the following departments: Anatomy, Clinical Sciences, Neuroscience, Physiology and Psychology. Responsible for the following Centers: Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases and Therapeutics; Center for Neurobiology of Stress Resilience and Psychiatric Disorders and the Center for Genetic Diseases

Alpana Sahu, MHA

Grants and Contracts Officer

847-578-3224 Responsible for the following departments: Biochemistry, Medicine, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Nurse Anesthesia, Physician Assistant, Student Affairs, CLEAR, Resuscitation Institute, Basic Biomedical Sciences, Biomechanics and Orthopedic Disease, Scholl Podiatric Medicine and Radiology, Scholl Podiatric Surgery and Applied Biomechanics, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Emergency Medicine. Responsible for the following Centers: Center for Cancer Cell Biology, Inmunology, and Infection; Center for Proteomics and Molecular Therapeutics; Stanson Toshok Center for Brain Function and Repair.