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CNS Research & facilities

 

The Office of the Associate Dean for Research and Facilities functions as the clearinghouse for all matters relating to research activities and facilities projects in the college.  Dean Appling and his group manage all space in the college and oversee and approve all college-related renovations and building projects, including faculty recruitment space needs, teaching and research labs, and shared facilities. On the research side, the office manages the indirect cost budget (see below), provides matching funds for multi-investigator grants, oversees college core facilities, and runs the CNS Catalyst Grant competition.

The Strategic Research Initiatives arm of the office (directed by Dan Bost) provides grant proposal development support to faculty college-wide. We work with teams of faculty to identify and develop multi-investigator center grant and institutional training grant proposals. We also offer one-on-one consultations for individual investigator grant proposals. Finally, we coordinate the nomination process for limited submission research awards throughout the year.

CNS Indirect Cost Policy

The College of Natural Sciences receives from the University 25% of all indirect costs (IDC) generated from the research grants that were awarded to CNS PIs in the previous calendar year. Each September, the college returns on average 50% of its share back to the departments, centers, and ORUs that generated the IDC. Indirect costs are used to offset overhead expenses associated with the sponsored research conducted in academic departments and University Research Units.

Additional information on CNS IDC policy and use of IDC can be found here.

Please note: CNS policy does not allow indirect costs to be returned to individual PIs or faculty for their own use.

 Research & Facilities Staff

 

APPLING, DEAN R
Dean Appling
Associate Dean, Professor
Lester J. Reed Professor in Biochemistry

Regulation And Organization Of Metabolic Pathways
512-471-4796
WCH 3.128
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Benson, Dwaine
Dwaine A Benson
Project Specialist
512-232-2178
PAT 302
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Bost, Fredrick
Dan Bost
Director of Strategic Research Initiatives
512-232-1059
WCH 3.128C
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Cunningham IV, Walter B.
Walter B Cunningham
Senior Project Manager
512-232-1707
EER 4.610
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Curtis, Brittany
Brittany Curtis
Project Specialist, Employee of Contractor - Club Core
512-471-7405
NHB 5.402
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Daniel Heath
Daniel Heath
Director III for Facilities and Project Development
512-471-9444
NHB 5.402
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Estes, John S.
John S Estes
Project Specialist
512-471-9248
BIO 310
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Harasimowitz, Ann
Ann Harasimowitz
Director III for Facilities and Safety
512-232-1064
NHB 5.402A
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Hawkins, Anise
Anise R Hawkins
Research Program Coordinator
512-475-6570
WCH 3.128
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Henry, Lakesha
Lakesha S Henry
Grants and Contracts Specialist
512-232-4138
RLM 5.222
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Konieczny, Cory
Cory Konieczny
Project Specialist
512-769-0448
NBH 1.404
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Moore, Steven
Steven E Moore
Assistant Director for Facilities and Safety
512-471-1271
WEL 5.428
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Smitherman, James
James D Smitherman III
Project Specialist
512-475-9463
NHB 5.402B
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Yujuico, Elena
Maria Elena F Yujuico
Senior Administrative Associate
512-232-1047
WCH 3.128
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