Susan Littau

  • Director, Office of Research Facilitation

The Office of Research Facilitation (ORF) provides a wide array of services to support faculty and student research endeavors at the pre-award stage.   In addition to providing assistance with proposal development and budget development, ORF facilitates internal approval/sign-off of all proposals for external funding.   ORF compiles information regarding submitted and awarded proposals and reports the data to the college on a monthly basis.  ORF also acts as a liaison with funding agencies, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, other Colleges/Universities, etc.  With the Nursing Research Committee, ORF coordinates and sponsors monthly educational sessions related to grantsmanship, as well as the annual Nursing Research Day which showcases the faculty and student research endeavors.  ORF also provides administrative assistance for Mock Reviews and Think Tanks.   Post- award management is the responsibility of the Principal Investigator, in coordination with their department’s business/grant manager on fiscal matters.