Role of Principal Investigator


The Pre-Award Team works collaboratively with Principal Investigators (PI) and Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA)/Office of Applied Innovation (OAI) to prepare contract and grant (C&G) applications through value-added and high-quality customer service in order to facilitate PIs’ research and the overall University vision.

Pre-Award Team:

  • Kimberly Kruse – Pre-Award Supervisor
  • Ashley Bailon – Senior Contract & Grant Analyst
  • Becky Lyon – Senior Contract & Grant Analyst
  • Melody Powell – Senior Contract & Grant Analyst
  • Richard Sanchez – Senior Contract & Grant Analyst

Pre-Award Team Responsibilities:

  • For proposals:
    • Review sponsor guidelines to work with the PI on the submission process
    • Assist with budget development including the budget justification
    • Liaise between the PI and SPA/OAI
    • Initiate and monitor the proposal in Kuali Research (KR) for internal review
    • Upload required proposal documentation if requested by the PI
    • Monitor proposal application process in accordance with the submission deadline
  • For Just in Time (JIT) requests:
    • Submit amendments requiring a new or revised budget, including the coordination and preparation of just-in-time requests
  • For Sales and Service agreements:
    • Develop recharge rates for Sales & Service Agreements and work with the Budget Office and Risk Management to get the rate approved and agreement executed
  • For transfer of awards:
    • Aid in the transfer of awards for PIs who are joining SSoE from another institution