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Office of Research and Engagement

From proposal preparation through project closeout, our office provides research-related financial and administrative assistance to faculty and staff.


Our team can help you find and apply for funding opportunities, identify partners, navigate research administration and more.

Proposal Services

  • Identify funding opportunities
  • Review proposals
  • Locate potential partners
  • Assist with budget development
  • Coordinate with partner organizations
  • Provide new faculty research orientation

Award Management

  • Facilitate new award meetings
  • Provide guidance around federal, state, university and sponsor regulations and requirements
  • Conduct pre-audit and approval of expenditures
  • Provide project budget analysis and projections
  • Assist with project close-out
An exterior view of the James Hunt Jr. Library on Centennial Campus during fall.

Contact Us

James B. Hunt Library
1070 Partners Way, 5th floor
Campus Box 8115
Raleigh, NC 27695-8115

Phone: 919.513.1837

Meet the Staff

headshot of Tom Birkland

Thomas Birkland
Associate Dean for Research and Engagement
Phone: 919-513-1834

Missy Thomas
Director of Research and Center Administration
Phone: 919-513-1835

Paula Braswell
Post-Award Manager
Phone: 919-513-1837

Joyce Jones Christian
Pre-Award and Extension Specialist
Phone: 919-513-2649