Office of Research and Sponsored Programs Personnel

Melissa Nielsen Profile of Melissa Nielsen
Director, Research Administrative/M
243 Graff Main Hall
mnielsen@uwlax.edu
608.785.8007
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
Administrative Specialist
243 Graff Main Hall
chawkins@uwlax.edu
608.785.8040
Specialty areas:
  • Undergraduate Research & Creativity (URC)
    • URCC grants:
      • Consultation
      • Submission
      • Budgets
      • Post award modifications
      • Travel set-up and reimbursements
    • Event coordination
    • Celebration of Research & Creativity
    • Symposia: NCUR, Research in the Rotunda, System Symposium, 7 Rivers
    • Community Partnership Portal
    • Recordkeeping
  • Faculty/staff grants
    • Internal faculty/staff grants recordkeeping
    • Faculty Research Grants
      • Budgets
      • Research & Grants Committee liaison
      • Post award set-up and modifications
    • Extramural grants & sponsored research contracts reporting
    • Research participant incentives questions
Sydni Durrstein Profile of Sydni Durrstein
Grants/Compliance Coordinator
243 Graff Main Hall
sdurrstein@uwlax.edu
608.785.8007
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 and Ethics CORE 
  • Grant review and approval process  
  • Internal grant submission (Faculty Research Grants) 
  • Extramural grant recordkeeping 
  • Finding grant funding for programs & projects 
  • Coordination of post award account set-up with grant accountant  
  • Federal electronic grant system access 
  • Event coordination (ORSP) 
  • ORSP & URC meeting requests