Roles and Responsibilities

Research Contract/Grant Specialist 

  • Provides support to faculty, staff and students in the development and preparation of grant/contract proposals and applications.
  • Submits applications and proposals using federal electronic submission portals and other sponsor-required methods.
  • Interprets federal, state and other sponsored research policies.
  • Reviews grant/contract applications for completeness and adherence to the requirements of the funding agency and Rutgers University policies.
  • Reviews grant budgets for accuracy and compliance.
  • Negotiates contracts and agreements.
  • Provides training and workshops in building and strengthening proposal development skills, grant writing expertise and finding funding opportunities.
  • Provides training and support in use of non-financial research administration systems.

Research Support Specialist 

  • Assists in preparation of proposals and endorsement packages in RAPSS.
  • Assists in proposal budget preparation.
  • Serves as liaison from the RU-N ORSP in assisting with post award activities, including but not limited to account monitoring, forecasting, and cost sharing.
  • Access to departmental level information such as salary information, effort certification, post award financial systems, etc.

Senior Grant Facilitator

  • Identifies external sources of funding and matches them to the RU-N community’s interests and expertise.
  • Assists in the preparation of competitive funding proposals.
  • Develops collaborative multidisciplinary project teams across academic departments, centers, and institutes for significant funding opportunities.
  • Expands relationships between RU-N and private funding entities.
  • Conducts appropriate workshops and seminars on topics related to competing successfully for external funding.

Senior Administrative Assistant

  • Supports the Vice Chancellor and the ORSP Staff.
  • Disseminates research notifications to the RU-N community.
  • Coordinates staff searches.
  • On-boards research staff.
  • Coordinates research sponsored workshops, meetings, and conferences.
  • Works closely with the PI Department, Registrar, and Business Office, to process Tuition Remission Waivers and reimburse the PI external grant account for the amunt of in-state tuition.
  • Implementing instructions to assist the PI in the collection of internal funds.
  • Processes internal awards to awardees.