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.

MURC Quick Start Guide

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
Associate Executive Director & Director of Grants and Contracts
Lisa Daniels
Senior Contracts and Grant Officer
Telephone: 304-696-3368
Chris Schlenker
Contracts and Grants Officer
Telephone: 304-696-4307
Kristen Webb
Grants Officer
Telephone: 304-696-2589
Amy Adkins
Grants Officer
Telephone: 304-696-3468
Joe Ciccarello
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