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Who Does What?

Below you will find the names and contact information for assistance with proposal development, compliance, and grants management.

Wendy Stapp
Grants Administrator
Office of Research & Sponsored Programs (ORSP)
Pre-Award grant responsibilities. 
  • Seeks new avenues for funding opportunities
  • Reviews sponsor guidelines
  • Works with faculty and staff in developing ideas into grant proposals
  • Coordinates on-campus approval process
  • Helps on budget development, indirect costs, and in-kind contributions
  • Advises on salary and benefit calculations
  • Assists with time and effort reporting forms that are required on federal awards
April Bigelow
Grants Accountant
Accounting Office
Post-Award grant management responsibilities.
  • New award set up 
  • Provides oversight and guidance to faculty and staff on sponsor terms and conditions, and University policies and procedures
  • Invoicing and financial reporting
  • Prepares and provides special reporting to sponsoring agencies
  • Award Close-out
  • Internal and External Audit
Kara Eagle
Corporate and Foundation Grants Manager
University Advancement & Marketing
Seeking a gift rather than a grant?
Help determining a gift or grant:
  • Assistance with identification, clearance, and research
  • Advise on cultivation and solicitation strategy
  • Assistance with proposal development
  • Assistance with campus coordination (visits, communication, etc.)
  • Assistance with recognition and stewardship
Maureen Wawsczyk
Research Integrity & Compliance Officer
Office of Research & Sponsored Programs
Follow federal and state regulations
Ensures research projects are conducted ethically and in accordance with federal and state regulations, including Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR), disclosure of financial conflicts of interest and meeting reporting requirements. Assists with IRB and IACUC requirements.
Director, Laboratory Safety
Laboratory Safety
Does your project require use of a laboratory?
Works with faculty and staff members to develop and implement regulatory compliance programs to address the unique human and environmental needs of our academic colleges.

Lab Safety website
Maureen Wawsczyk
Research Integrity & Compliance Officer
Institutional Review Board (IRB)
Research with Human Subjects: IRB
Any research project that involves human subjects must be reviewed by this Committee.

Institutional Review Board (IRB) for Human Subjects Research