Our Mission

The Office of Sponsored Programs partners with The Chicago School's research and scholarly community in the support and advancement of ​institutional and individual, educational, research, and community service project through the provision of 1) Grant development training and support 2) management of funding 3) Value-added customer service. 

 What We Do

  • ​​​Assist with locating potential funding sources for student and faculty research
  • Review and approve proposals prior to submission

  • Responsible for negotiating terms​ and conditions of sponsored awards and sub-contracts both Federal and Non-Federal 

  • Serve as primary point of contact between sponsor and the Institution 

  • Draft sub agreements and amendments 

  • Provide financial and technical expertise in the proposal development process 

  • Responsible for submission of electronic proposals

  • Provide developmental training via workshops and webinars ​​


 Contact Us

Nichelle Edwards
Executive Director
​(202) 706-5014
Jean Karutis
Grant Writer
[email protected]
Olivia Mitsos
Graduate Associate
​(571) 216-7255