Research Support Services

The research support team in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is responsible for assisting researchers with grant, contract, and agreement applications. It is made up of the Acting Associate Dean (Research), Meghan Burchell, and two Grant Facilitators.

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To arrange consultations and assistance please contact:

Heather C. O'Brien
Grants Facilitator
Telephone: (709) 864-8603
Office: A-4081
Matthew Milner
Grants Facilitator
Telephone: (709) 864-8050
Office: A-4079

To arrange consultations with the Associate Dean of Research contact:

Rose M. Frew, Secretary to the Associate Deans
Telephone: (709) 864-8255
Office: HSS Dean's Office

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Name Change for SIRI & RGCS

As of April 19, 2022, the merger of the offices of Strategic Institutional Research Initiatives (SIRI) and Research Grant and Contract Services (RGCS) has been approved. The title for the new unit is Research Initiatives & Services (RIS). 

COVID-19 Information

During the COVID-19, HSS Grant Facilitation Officers may work remotely. The HSS Dean's Office is closely monitoring and adhering to the University's guidelines and institutional responses, and those of funding sponsors. For more information pertaining to the impact of COVID-19 on research within the faculty, and for faculty-specific information, please see the HSS COVID-19 page, or consult the University page for researchers at

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