PreAward Staff


Responsible for:

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

What address should grant and contract checks be mailed to?

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

The pre-award staff members and their assignment areas are shown below:

SHEREE WRIGHT 
SHEREE WRIGHT

Director of Pre-Award Services
  ASHLEY KRUKOWSKI
ASHLEY KRUKOWSKI

Grants & Contracts Officer
706-721-6482
akrukowski@augusta.edu

Facilitation for:

  • Academic Affairs (includes AHEC)
  • BBDI Memory & Cognition
  • Cancer Research Center (industry)
  • Cellular Biology & Anatomy
  • Clinical Pharmacy
  • Family Medicine
  • Information Technology
  • Office of the Provost (Academic Affairs)
  • Office of the Provost (Continuing Education)
  • Radiology
  • Vascular Biology
  • VP for Administration (Auxiliary Services)
 BEN HUTTON 
BEN HUTTON

Grants & Contracts Officer
706-721-3506
bhutton@augusta.edu

Facilitation for:

  • Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine
  • College of Allied Health Sciences
  • Dental College of Georgia
  • College of Graduate Studies
  • College of Nursing
  • Emergency Medicine
  • General Institution
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pathology
  • Physiology
  • Surgery
 cindy mangrum, PA
cindy mangrum, PA

Grants & Contracts Officer
706-721-8238
cmangrum@augusta.edu

Facilitation for:

  • Administration/University Advancement
  • Cancer Research Center (Grants)
  • Clinical Translational Services
  • Georgia Prevention Institute (GPI)
  • Immunotherapy
  • Institute for Preventive & Public Health (IPPH)
  • Medicine (Hematology/ Oncology/Kutlar)
  • OB/GYN
  • Pediatrics
  • Radiation Oncology
 Geno clark
Geno clark

Grants & Contracts Officer
706-721-2837
geclark@augusta.edu

Facilitation for:

  • Medicine (Dept. of) - Exclude Hematology/Oncology/Kutlar
  • Neuroscience & Regenerative Medicine
  • Pharmacology & Toxicology
  • Psychiatry & Health Behavior
vacant (facilitated by sheree wright)

Grants & Contracts Officer
706-721-2592
swright@augusta.edu

Facilitation for:

  • Summerville
 wanda prince 
wanda prince

Grants & Program Administrator
706-721-6479
waprince@augusta.edu
  • Manages intramural grant programs, submissions, and awards
  • Coordinates the transfer of equipment
margo townsend 
margo townsend

Grants & Contracts Specialist
706-721-2900
mtownsend@augusta.edu
  • Supports Grants & Contracts Officers in facilitation of units as assigned
  • Submission/award database entry and maintenance
yolanda willingham
yolanda willingham

Grants & Contracts Specialist
706-721-6484
yprimus@augusta.edu
  • Supports Grants & Contracts Officers in facilitation of units as assigned
  • Submission/award database entry and maintenance
LYNN NORVELL, BBA
LYNN NORVELL, BBA

Accounting Assistant 3
706-721-8289
lnorvell@augusta.edu
Responsible for receipting sponsored grant and contract payments.
CHARLES BRAUTIGAM
CHARLES BRAUTIGAM

Office Coordinator
706-721-6481
cbrautigam@augusta.edu
  • Provides administrative support to Sarah White
  • DSPA administrative support
  • Staff support for AURI Executive Committee and Board of Directors
  • Webmaster for the Division of Sponsored Program Administration
Barbara Watkins
Barbara Watkins

Office Assistant
706-721-1942
bawatkins@augusta.edu
  • Administrative Secretary Receptionist.
  • Logs in proposals,