Grants & Contracts Support Structure
The College and Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) collaborate to support faculty (known as Principal Investigators, or PIs) in grant proposal development, budget development, IRB applications, and post-award activities.
|College of Education||Office of Research and Economic Development|
|Grant Development||Laura Portnoi
|Budget Development & Pre-Award||General budget ideas: Laura Portnoi||Nazareth Lijiam
|IRB Liaison/Compliance||Paul Ratanasiripong
Getting Started: Associate Dean Laura Portnoi serves as the first point of contact for grants and contracts, particularly for the processes of idea generation and selecting appropriate funding sources. She also oversees applications for college-wide grants and contracts. A grant developer from ORED also supports grant development by providing access to grant development and search resources; review and proofreading support of proposal narratives; assistance with institutional data requests; assistance with requests for successfully funded proposals; grant development training workshops and one-on-one consultations.
Pre-Award Processes and Developing Budgets: ORED pre-award specialist Nazareth Lijiam supports the preparation of the final proposal for submission, including reviewing the proposal based on sponsor and University requirements, responding to PI questions about sponsor guidelines, developing and preparing budgets, creating applications in CAYUSE, and initiating the Internal Clearance Process (see below). Nazareth is also the Authorized Organizational Representative (AOR) for the College and is responsible for submitting most proposals to sponsoring agencies on the PI’s behalf and working with post-award staff on project administration.
Laura Portnoi is available to help faculty brainstorm on the kinds of items they would need to include in a budget.
Research Compliance: Paul Ratanasiripong serves as the College’s IRB Liaison, while Tiffany Rose oversees human subject compliance with CSULB's Institutional Review Board.
Managing the Grant (Post-award): Jessica Troncoso assists faculty members with most post-award functions, including budget monitoring, hiring consultants and student research assistants, travel/mileage claims, direct expense forms, grant-funded scholarships, and supply orders. Annie Hong is our ORED counterpart for post-award functions. The CSULB Research Foundation provides fiscal and human resources services to ORED (and through ORED to PIs).