Office of Sponsored Programs
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Welcome to the Office of Sponsored Programs
Sponsored Program are research or programmatic activities funded by external sources. Sources may include the Federal Government, the State, or private foundations. Awards are made by a sponsor to the University, however, the proposal author is the Principal Investigator or Project Director. Grants, contacts, and cooperative agreements formalize the award. Funding opportunities and collaborators are available using COS Pivot. If you would like additional information or orientation to PIVOT, please contact OSP today.
The Office of Sponsored Programs is dedicated to facilitating development of sponsored programs and research agenda for all CNU faculty and administration to benefit the University, its students, and faculty
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Anne M. Pascucci
Director, Office of Sponsored Programs
Forbes Hall, 1047
Nearly 25 years in Research Administration and Research Development with institutions of higher education and non-profits. Anne holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Siena College, a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Rhode Island, and a Certificate in Nonprofit Studies from Rhode Island College. She is a Certified Research Administrator and graduate of the Leadership Development Institute of the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) as well as the Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) Management Institute. Anne has presented at the European-American University Forum (EAUF) in Cracow Poland in 2006, the national and regional level for NCURA, and the International Society for Research Administrators. She is a member of NCURA, the International Society of Research Administrations (SRA), and the National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP). She seeks to enhance the sponsored programs and research environment at Christopher Newport University and to be an asset to all faculty and administrators seeking external funding.
Michelle Gooding, the Assistant Director of Sponsored Programs, has been in the university research spectrum for over 10 years now; 3 in the lab and the last 7 in research administration. Michelle holds a Bachelor's in Biology from Old Dominion University, a Graduate Certificate in Research Administration from Emmanuel College and will finish her Master's in Management From Emmanuel this December. She is a Certified Research Administrator (CRA) as well as member of the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) and the International Society for Research Administrators (SRA). She is very excited to contribute to the Office of Sponsored Programs here at CNU.
Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) Contact Information:
Identify and become familiar with faculty research and sponsored program objectives
Help to develop faculty ideas into research concepts
Link faculty with funding sources via COS Pivot and other means
Review funding opportunities that support faculty ambitions
Provide editorial and budgetary services throughout the proposal development procedure
Attempt to identify proof readers and mentors to assist in proposal development
Provide assistance in identifying collaborators
Facilitate institutional approval
Assist faculty with the proposal submission process
- If not awarded, assist faculty in obtaining and interpreting reviewer comments
Ensure that awards made to the University reflect the proposed scope of work and funding level. Negotiate with sponsors to confirm that all costs are covered
Review awards, contracts, and cooperative agreements for problematic clauses such as publication limitation or intellectual property infringement
Alert the Business Office and the rest of campus about the award and obtain a Banner account number and CNULive access
- Review expenditures to be sure the PI is within Sponsor restrictions on purchasing
Track project budget vs expenditures to ensure the project is fiscally on track
- Liaise with institutional administrative departments to facilitate processing sponsored program needs
Provide payroll distribution certification for faculty
Provide CITI, EthicCore and other methods for certification of Responsible Conduct of Research
Notify PI of impending term dates of award and request budget modifications and no cost extensions if necessary
Reconcile grant expenditures monthly
Facilitate the close out process