Pre-Award Services

The MURC Pre-Award team plays a crucial role in the preparing grant applications before they are awarded. Pre-Award staff provide expert guidance and advice to principal investigators (PIs) and project teams in the development of grant proposals. This involves understanding the funding agency’s requirements, reviewing guidelines, and ensuring that the proposal addresses all necessary components. To get started, please review the Quick Start Guide below. This guide is an effort to help PIs navigate the many processes related to administering grants and contracts at Marshall University. The MURC Pre-Award Team encourages you to make use of the information and links available here and to contact us with ideas, requests, or questions.

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Our Services

  • Assisting investigators with identification of potential sponsors
  • Interpreting proposal guidelines and developing budgets
  • Coordinating institutional approval for proposal submissions
  • Negotiating awards with sponsors

Pre-Award Staff


Joe Ciccarello
  • Academic Affairs – Intercultural Affairs
  • Athletics
  • Career Services
  • ID Office
  • Intercultural Affairs 
  • Library Services 
  • Office of the President 
  • Outreach and Continuing Studies 
  • University Communicatons 
Lisa Daniels
  • Center of Excellence for Recovery 
  • Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
    • All Clinical Departments
    • Community Health Division
    • Clinical & Translational Sciences
    • Dean’s Office
    • Medical Education
    • Center for Rural Health
    • Biomedical Sciences
  • Technology Transfer Office 
Chris Schlenker
  • Academic Affairs
  • Appalachian Transportation Institute (ATI) 
  • Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER)
  • Center for Environmental, Geotechnical and Applied Science (CEGAS)
  • College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • College of Public Health 
    • Graduate Program in Public Health
  • College of Sciences
  • Environmental Sciences 
  • Forensic Science Center
  • Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
    • Office of Diversity
James Westbrook
  • Aviation
    • Bill Noe Flight School
    • Aviation Maintenance Technology Program
  • Lewis College of Business
  • Centers with the College of Education and Professional Development 
    • HELP Program
    • MU Testing Center
    • Praxis/Student Tutoring
  • Graduate School
  • Graduate School of Education and Professional Development
  • Honors College
  • Marshall Institute for Interdisciplinary Research (MIIR)
  • Marshall’s Advanced Manufacturing Center (MAMC)
  • Public Safety 
  • Student Affairs
  • Vice President for Workforce and Economic Development 


Amy Adkins
  • Academic Affairs
    • Enrollment Management (TRIO)
    • International Programs
    • Upward Bound
  • College of Education and Professional Development
  • College of Arts and Media
  • College of Health Professions
    • Athletic Training
    • Communication Disorders
    • Dietetics
    • Exercise Science
    • Health Science
    • School of Nursing
    • Social Work
  • College of Health Professions
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • Faculty Senate 
  • Marshall University’s Advanced Manufacturing Center
  • Student Affairs 
  • School of Pharmacy 
  • Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
    • Addiction Sciences
    • Physician Assistant School

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