Information for Researchers
Finding your way through the research administration and services landscape can take a bit of time (and patience). This section offers information to make your trek a bit easier, starting with a summary of "who does what" in research support:
"who are the people in your neighborhood?
The people that you meet each day..."
1. The Associate Dean, Graduate Programs and Research is Dr. Rhonda Joy, ED2007D. All research-related questions, reviews and concerns normally go through this office. The Associate Dean's Assistant, Tina Hunt, sends out all funding opportunity announcements.
2. Get to know your Grants Facilitator (GFO) Lisa Charlong-Norris, ED2007B. Lisa will help you navigate your way through Pre-award people, portals and policies. Post-award questions and requirements go through the Faculty Finance and Administration Office, Rm2012 either through the Senior Administration Officer Sarah Lewis, Secretary Cathy Madol or Finance Officer Helen Manning.
3. Dr. Neil Bose is our current Vice-President (Research). Research Grant and Contract Services (RGCS) a unit in the Research portfolio, is the hub for pre and post award administration services and tools to help researchers. David Miller is the Director of RGCS and is the institutional signatory on grants and contracts. The Researcher Portal and Project Management tools are also within this unit. Also in RGCS are our contacts for internal MUN grants, Michelle Butt, and external grants, Sheri Collins.
Strategic Institutional Research Initiatives (SIRI) oversees all aspects of the Canada Research Chairs Program (CRC), the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) and other large-scale institutional funding programs. It also promotes and facilitates the nomination of faculty and staff for prestigious honours with the intent of increasing and highlighting Memorial’s reputation and research success. The Director of SIRI is Marlies Rise.
4. The "two Melissas" in the Research Accounting unit, Melissa Mercer and Melissa Squires, work with our finance and administration office and you on all Research Accounting matters.