Grants Coordinator (II or III) UTIA Office of Sponsored Programs
The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture seeks a full-time Grants Coordinator to provide technical support and assistance to faculty and staff in the preparation of applications for external funding. OSP strives to provide the highest quality of support to faculty, staff, and research administrators by facilitating proposal preparation and submission; reviewing, negotiating and accepting contracts; and managing awards. In addition, OSP ensures compliance with federal and state laws and UT policies, to clarify submission procedures and processing of awards for external sponsored program funds and to ensure a uniform administrative process.
OSP is committed to the professional development of its team and supports and encourages attendance to NCURA, SRA and other member organizations pertinent to the research administration field.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Position provides technical support and assistance to departmental faculty, including identification of funding opportunities consistent with research, education, and extension missions, contract/proposal preparation, budget development, assembly of proposal packages, and electronic submission of proposals via agency-specific electronic means or other specified guidelines. Coordinator works directly with faculty and in coordination with the sponsored programs management team assuring timely routing of proposals to external funding agencies and unit offices. Position reviews contracts and subcontracts prior to submittal to approval authorities. Assists proposal team members prepare required support documents in accordance with sponsor guidelines, including conflict of interest, CV, and current and pending support records. Coordinator works to help faculty, departments, units, and the University receive appropriate credit and funding for proposals submitted, including multi-disciplinary, multi- institutional, and multi-state proposals.
Internal Number: 210911
About Institute of Agriculture
The Institute’s four major units are the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, the College of Veterinary Medicine, UT AgResearch and UT Extension. The Institute contributes to improving the quality of lives and enhancing the agricultural, economic, environmental and social well-being of Tennessee. Our clientele include students, families, farmers, 4-Hers, agribusiness and the general public.