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The mission of the College of Natural Sciences Strategic Research Initiatives (SRI) office is to provide tactical research support to faculty and staff to achieve the research and education funding priorities of the College. 



Learn more about the services SRI provides by exploring the links below. 



Anise HawkinsANISE HAWKINS, BA, CRA |  PROGRAM Administrator

Anise is a research administration professional focused on impacting research endeavors in the College of Natural Sciences through internal funding mechanisms and developing resources, best practices, and procedures to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of research administration. With more than 16 years experience spanning the spectrum of research administration, Anise has supported research through proposal development, review, and submission; contract negotiation; post-award management; intellectual property management; best practice development; and mentorship. Anise co-founded UT-Austin's Association of Research Administrators (ARA) and served as Chair of the Resource and Professional Development Committee from January 2017 - August 2018 and a member of the Administration Committee from September 2018 to present. Anise is a member of Society of Research Administrators International and National Council of University Research Administrators.


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Angel Syrett, ph.d. | special projects Leader

Angel Syrett completed a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology at UT-Austin. Since graduation, she has worked within the College of Natural Sciences primarily as a Grant Writer, Research Manager and Workshop leader, assisting the College's researchers in crafting and submitting high-quality research proposals. She leads ongoing NIH NRSA fellowship workshops and an annual NSF fellowship workshop for researchers in training. Angel has had the unique opportunity to contribute to our community as a scientific illustrator, creating figures, illustrations and cover-art designs for scientific journals, proposals and presentations.