Grant Support & Services

The Cancer Center's Grant Support Team Consists of:

Rhea-Beth Markowitz, PhD 
Director, Grant Development
Office: CN 1179C 
Tel: 706-721-7916 

Charles White, PhD
Grants Administrator
Office: CN 2156
Tel: 706-721-9173

Cherie Wells 
Grant Development Specialist
Office: CN 1179E
Tel: 706-721-7096

Shelia Joyner 
Administrative Assistant 

Office: CN 3141A 
Tel: 706-723-4172 

The Office of Grant Development  assists Cancer Center faculty with preparation of the scientific and text sections of extramural and intramural grant proposals, i.e., editing text for logic, clarity, grammar, syntax, and correct English phrasing. Grants may be submitted to Dr. Markowitz in hard copy or electronically. The Office is also involved in the preparation of Cancer Center institutional grant applications and program project proposals. Classes in Grant Writing and Scientific Writing (with particular emphasis for non-native English speakers) are held periodically and as needed or requested for Cancer Center researchers.

The Grants Administration Office supports all pre-award and post-award activities of faculty within the Cancer Center and assists faculty in preparing applications to submit for extramural support, including the development of their budgets. In pre-award, Ms. Wells provides assistance with internal Augusta University routing and developing the budget and other documents. We are committed to assisting proposal submission according to sponsor and institutional requirements in a timely fashion. For post-award, Dr. White provides assistance in new award setup, monthly tracking of cost on sponsored projects relative to their budgets, ensuring expenses meet sponsor and institutional guidelines, progress reports, effort reporting for personnel, cost share accounts as needed, cost transfers when required, no-cost extensions when needed, and grant/contract closeout when the work is complete.  The goal of the Administration team is to make the administrative aspects of proposal submission and award management as efficient as possible so scientists can focus maximum effort on writing the science of their proposal and achieving the specific aims of their awards.

Other Resources:

Augusta University Grant Writing Assistance: Health Research Associates. Outside consultants provide assistance with specific aims, hypothesis development, and reviewer critiques through the Augusta University Research Institute.

DSPA Extramural Grant Review allows researchers to obtain a review of their extramural grant application by a nationally or internationally recognized senior scientist in the appropriate field. Funds for review are provided by Sponsored Program Administration.

Repository of Resources Text for Grants: This repository contains a collection of text from previous grants and other documents that you may find useful as you prepare your grants, particularly the Resources, Facilities, and Equipment sections. Each section contains the source of the document and the date written. Please be aware that some text may need updating or fine-tuning, depending on your needs.