Skip to content Skip to navigation

Faculty Affairs

Contracts & Grants Service Center

Melissa Karby
Research Process Sr Manager
Room 1335 734-763-3389

The Contracts and Grants Service Center is located on the first floor in room 1335. The Contracts and Grants Service Center performs all of the pre- and post-award (internal and external) administration for the School of Dentistry. The Contracts & Grants Service Center is also responsible for the review of all proposals with external and internal funding/provider sources. The Service Center receives any proposals that involve School of Dentistry faculty or space for compliance review with School, University and Sponsor guidelines -- whether primarily held in the School or outside campus units. The Associate Dean of Research, or designee, is the signature authority for the School.

Requests for support services can be submitted to

Contract and Grant Staff

Name Phone Number Email
Patrick Lagua
Lead Research Process Coordinator
Todd Brown 764-5525
Jennifer Linzmeier 764-2210
Janet Sloan 764-8038
Mary Roosen 764-4086

Services Performed by the Service Center

Pre-award services

  • Coordinate grant submission with PI, including producing a grant-specific timeline.
  • Coordinate cost sharing or indirect cost waivers with PI, Department and Associate Dean for Research.
  • Develop the proposal budget.
  • Advise PI on sponsor guidelines.
  • Route the ePAF for signatures and interact with PI and ORSP (Office of Sponsored Research Projects) as needed.

Post-award services

  • Analyze research activity and prepare regular reports to faculty
  • Assist PI with annual and final progress reports to sponsor
  • Monitor Uniform Guidance (UG) expenditures
  • Assist PI with Post-Award Change Requests
  • Perform grant close out activity
  • Timeline monitoring for clinical research billing
  • Assistance with completing Unfunded Agreements (UFAs) in eRPM