Life Span Insitute - Project Development

The LSI Project Development (LSI-PD) Team facilitates the proposal process for external research funding in the broad area of human health, education, and development.  LSI has a long tradition in the area of intellectual/developmental disabilities.   Any individual (faculty member, staff scientist, postdoc, or administrator) with principal-investigator (PI) status who fit within the LSI mission may apply for external funding through the LSI. 

We facilitate the start of this process by assisting investigators in their search for funding.  Announcements about upcoming competitions, requests for applications/proposals, and other opportunities are regularly distributed from our office.

Once an investigator has identified a funding opportunity and has decided to submit a proposal, Life Span Institute Project Development provides the following direct assistance to investigators:

  • Preparation of budgets and budget justifications to insure that satisfy the federal, state and/or foundation guidelines to which the proposal is being submitted
  • Serve as liaison between investigators and KUCR’s  Pre-Award Services and Research Compliance offices, seeking necessary approvals from KUCR/RGS (e.g., PI status, cost-sharing, salary levels, etc.) and checking on compliance issues (e.g., conflict-of-interest, human subjects, animal care, etc.)
  • Ensure that the submitted proposal conforms to sponsors’ requirements for format and content
  • Assemble the final application
  • Submit the completed proposal (by hard copy or electronically) to the funding agency or agencies

 

List of Services


Application Preparation

Forms

Budget and Justification

Compliance Oversight

KUCR Processing

Staff


Jessica Black-Magnussen
Associate Director of Project Development
phone: 785-864-0597
email: jessica@ku.edu

Jamie Jones
Grant Specialist
phone: 785-864-8166
email: jamiejones@ku.edu

Ashly LoBurgio Basgall
Grant Specialist
phone: 785 864 1282
email: abasgall@ku.edu

Jeanette Spencer
Grants Specialist/Contracts
phone: 785-864-
4295
email: jmspenc@ku.edu

 


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