Pre Award Services


The mission of Pre Award staff in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP) here at Wright State University is to assist eligible faculty and staff in the pursuit of external funding while assuring compliance with applicable regulations. The Pre Award Administrators provide assistance in the following areas: identifying potential internal and external funding sources; developing proposal budgets; facilitating compliance with federal, state, sponsoring agency, and University regulations; completing electronic applications and associated standard forms; submitting proposals to sponsoring agencies; negotiating contracts and other award agreements; accepting award documents; and providing workshops on various pre award topics.

Internal Deadlines for Proposal Routing and Submission

Wright State University requires that all proposals for funding by external agencies go through an internal routing process prior to submission of the proposal. In order to ensure that all proposals receive the proper internal authorizations AND meet the sponsor’s deadline, RSP wants to advise you of the following timeline:

  • Five (5) business days prior to the submission deadline RSP must receive:
    • Final budget (requested and cost share), budget justification, and abstract
  • Two (2) business days prior to the submission deadline:
    • Complete proposal ready for submission is due at RSP

RSP will not be held responsible for a late submission if the PI does not meet the established internal deadlines.

Pre Award Administrator Points of Contact

Research Administrator

Campus/College/School Focus

Jackie Frederick
(937) 775-2664

  • College of Engineering and Computer Science:  Computer Science and Engineering; Computer Science Ph.D.; Mechanical and Materials Engineering;  Engineering and Computer Science Administration
  • Boonshoft School of Medicine:  Population & Public Health Sciences
  • College of Nursing and Health
  • Wright State Research Institute

Deborah Lundin, Ed.D., CRA
Associate Director
(937) 775-2423

  • All non-academic departments
  • College of Education and Human Services
  • Raj Soin College of Business
  • Lake Campus
  • School of Professional Psychology
  • University College
  • Graduate Studies
  • College of Engineering and Computer Science: Electrical Engineering
  • College of Science and Mathematics
  • College of Liberal Arts

Sheila Bensman, CRA
Assistant Director
(937) 775-2297

  • Boonshoft School of Medicine:  all departments (except for Population & Public Health Sciences)
  • College of Engineering and Computer Sciences:  Biomedical, Industrial and Human Factors Engineering
  • Clinical Trials Research Alliance