Sponsored Programs & Grant Support
Director: Anne Pelak 570-408-4307
Coordinator of Compliance for Sponsored Programs: Amy Edwards 570-408-4368
About the office
The Office of Sponsored Programs and Grant Support assists Wilkes University and its faculty in securing external funding for research and sponsored programs, including grants, contracts, and cooperative arrangements. We help identify potential sources of funding and work with faculty to develop competitive submission packages. We provide oversight to ensure compliance with submission guidelines and work with faculty applicants to secure in-house review of all proposals, which must be complete before submission. A majority of grant proposals are submitted online and the Director of the Office is authorized to electronically sign and submit online submissions on the University's behalf.
The Office also provides administrative service to help ensure post-award budgetary and regulatory compliance. The Coordinator of Grant Compliance works directly with faculty PIs and grant managers and is the point of contact between faculty awardees and administrative offices such as human resources, procurement, and controller’s office. This assistance frees faculty as much as possible to focus on their funded projects rather than on administrative functions post-award.