Research Administration, Grants & Contracts

The Research Administration and Grants Office supports faculty and staff members in their pursuit of funding opportunities and management of grant awards. We are happy to assist you in any way we can. 

Our services to the grant community include:

  • Locating funding opportunities (link to funding search tools)
  • Grants submission (email grants office)
    • RFP review
    • Budget and narrative creation assistance
    • Editing/review/proofreading
    • Contact funding agencies for information
    • Grant submission via electronic portals
  • New PI orientation (link to new grant form)
  • New project set up
    • Accepting the award
    • Creation of a funding string
    • MOU’s, IIA’s and subaward agreement execution
  • Provide oversight of expenditures and compliance with governing regulations
    • Budget reviews
    • Report due date reminders
    • Coordinate with departments to facilitate salary payments and expenditures
    • Annual meeting to evaluate deliverable progress, answer questions and review expenses
  • Communicate with funding agencies to facilitate extensions and renewals
  • Assist with close out activities and reporting


Theresa R Castor

Interim Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
University of Wisconsin-Parkside
262-595-2022  |

Campus-lead for general questions related to applying for grants; Authorized Organizational Representative (AOR) for submitting federal grants; institutional policies for grant proposals and implementation; Institutional Review Board; professional development resources for grant development.

Jennifer Agerholm

Accountant, Business Services
University of Wisconsin-Parkside
262-595-2781  |

Jennifer provides post award financial oversight including preparing and submitting financial invoices and reports.  She reviews and approves financial transactions to make sure they are allowable by the grant.  Jennifer can work with you to understand WISER, your financial tool for grant monitoring and make sure your grant is setup properly for accurate review. 

Gina Polito Jahn

Manager of Research Development,
Research Development

608-284-8203  |

Contact Gina for help with idea development and proposal planning. She can help refine your project scope, road map the grant-seeking process, and guide concept paper development. Please contact Gina for information about WiSys Research Development programs like the Grant Writing Academy and the Proposal Writing Institute as well as our webinar offerings. 


Carla Molloy

Senior Research Development Associate,
Research Development

608-286-2004  |

Contact Carla for help with exploration of funding sources. She can help provide cooperative funding search assistance, coach use of funding search tools, and recommend best practice sponsor selection strategies. Carla can also provide proposal review and feedback. She can help review narratives to align with sponsor needs, edit to improve clarity and competitiveness and analyze declined proposals for resubmission. 

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