Our Responsibilities

  • Assist with the identification of funding opportunities
  • Review program guidelines prior to the submission of applications
  • Provide assistance in proposal development related to sponsor, institutional, and compliance requirements
  • Serve as the liaison with Legal Office in contract review process
  • Review proposals and providing institutional sign-off
  • Receive notice of award from sponsors and ensure that the terms are acceptable
  • Request that account be established
  • Receive payments from sponsors and ensure that they are matched to the appropriate accounts
  • Review extension requests and other changes and amendments
  • Review requests for establishment of Residual Accounts
  • Provide training to faculty and departmental administrative research staff on pre-award matters
  • Oversee fiscal and administrative compliance issues; liaison with sponsors on behalf of the institution and the investigator relative to matters that require sponsor prior approval.

Mail grant and contract checks to:

Augusta University Research Institute, Inc.
P.O. Box 945552
Atlanta, GA 30394-5552

Staff Assignment Areas

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Vacant

  • Director of Pre-Award Services

706-721-6480

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Vacant

  • Assistant Director of Pre-Award Services

706-721-7074

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Cindy Mangrum, PA

  • Senior Grants & Contracts Officer

706-721-8238

  • Administration/University Advancement
  • Biostatistics & Epidemiology
  • Center for Biotech and Genomic Medicine
  • Clinical Translational Services
  • College of Nursing
  • College of Dental Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Georgia Prevention Institute (GPI)
  • Information Technology
  • Medicine (Hematology/ Oncology Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Sickle Cell & Georgia Cares)
  • OB/GYN
  • Pediatrics
  • Physiology
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Vascular Biology
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Virginia (Ginny) Durham

  • Senior Grants & Contracts Officer

706-721-2837

  • Academic Affairs (includes AHEC)
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • BBDI Memory & Cognition
  • Cancer Research Center (Clinical)
  • Clinical Pharmacy
  • College of Graduate Studies
  • Cyber
  • General Institution
  • Institute for Preventive & Public Health (IPPH)
  • Medical College of Georgia (Administration)
  • Medicine - Infectious Diseases
  • Neuroscience & Regenerative Medicine
  • Office of the Provost (Academic Affairs and Continuing Education)
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology & Toxicology
  • Pediatrics/Hematology/ Oncology: Ameri
  • Radiology
  • Surgery - Orthopedic Surgery
  • Summerville
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Vacant

  • Grants and Contracts Officer

706-721-3506

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Chelsea Bridges

  • Grants and Contracts Officer

706-721-6482

  • Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine
  • AU-UGA Partnership
  • Cancer Research Center (Non-Clinical)
  • Cellular Biology & Anatomy
  • College of Allied Health Sciences
  • Family Medicine
  • Immunotherapy
  • Medicine (All other)
  • Neurology – Full Dept.
  • Neurosurgery
  • Otolaryngology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Psychiatry & Health Behavior
  • Research (Office of Senior Vice President for Research)
  • VP for Administration (Auxiliary Services)
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Yolanda Willingham

  • Senior Grants & Contracts Specialist
  • Administration/University Advancement
  • AU-UGA Partnership
  • BBDI Memory & Cognition Program
  • Biostatistics and Epidemiology
  • Cellular Biology & Anatomy
  • Center for Biotech and Genomic Medicine
  • College of Allied Health Sciences
  • College of Nursing
  • Cyber
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • General Institution
  • Immunotherapy
  • Medical College of Georgia (Administration)
  • Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Neuroscience & Regenerative Med
  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Otolaryngology
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology & Toxicology
  • Psychiatry & Health Behaviors
  • Research (Office of Senior Vice President for Research)
  • Surgery
  • Summerville
  • Vascular Biology
  • VP for Administration (Auxiliary Services)
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Vacant

  • Grants & Contracts Specialist

706-721-2900

  • Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine
  • Academic Affairs (includes AHEC)
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Cancer Research Center
  • Clinical Pharmacy
  • Clinical Translational Services
  • College of Dental Medicine
  • College of Graduate Studies
  • Georgia Prevention Institute
  • Information Technology
  • Institute for Preventive & Public Health (IPPH)
  • OB/GYN
  • Office of the Provost (Academic Affairs)
  • Office of the Provost (Continuing Education)
  • Ophthalmology
  • Pediatrics
  • Physiology
  • Radiology
  • Radiology Oncology
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Lynn Norvell

  • Accounting Assistant 3

706-721-8289