Office of Research and Sponsored Programs Personnel

Melissa Nielsen  Profile of Melissa Nielsen

Director, Research Administrative
243 Graff Main Hall

Specialty areas:

  • Authorized organizational representative (AOR) for UWL extramural grants & subawards
  • Research compliance
  • Post award modifications
  • Budgets for extramural grants and sponsored research contracts
  • Cost sharing/matching
  • UW System and WiSys grants
  • Federal electronic grant system access
  • Guest lectures and faculty/staff presentations on grant development
Chandra Hawkins  Profile of Chandra Hawkins

Undergrad Res/Internal Grants
243 Graff Main Hall

Specialty areas:

  • Undergraduate Research & Creativity (URC)
    • URCC grants
    • Research & Creativity Symposium
    • Symposia: NCUR, Research in the Rotunda, System Symposium, 7 Rivers
  • Internal grants
  • Research participant incentives questions
Sydni Durrstein  Profile of Sydni Durrstein

Grants/Compliance Coordinator
243 Graff Main Hall

Specialty areas:

  • Research Compliance
  • Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) 
  • Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) 
  • Subrecipient Risk Assessment & Monitoring 
  • Federal Lobbying Reporting 
  • Scientific Misconduct in Research (ORI reporting) 
  • CITI Program
  • Grant review and approval process  
  • Internal grant submissions
  • ORSP & URC meeting requests