Business, Finance & Research Administration

Sheps Center’s Business Office is committed to supporting the research mission of the Center. Our goal is to provide the highest level of customer service and research administration expertise.

The Business Office in partnership with the VCR’s Research Administration Service Center provides support to researchers with contract and grant applications and financial management.

Within this partnership, we give guidance and instruction with research administration activities such as:

  • Pre- and post-award administration in partnership with the university’s Office of Sponsored Research
  • Data generation for completing agency forms and reports
  • Proposal packaging and submission; and establishing and managing financial awards

In addition, our office serves as a liaison between a number of university departments and other campus offices for the research administration, financial management and human resources processes.

Contract and grant administrators are assigned to specific Center investigators, and do not rotate. This to ensure that there is clear and consistent delegation of responsibilities, which allows investigators and research staff to focus on research rather than on administrative concerns.

The Business Office team also offers support in the following areas:

    • Counseling
    • Job creation
    • Recruitment, retention
    • End of employment
    • Payroll; facilities
    • Building security

For inquiries, please contact our Deputy Director of Business, Finance & Research Administration, Nancy Jenkins or call 919-966-7103.

For human resources-related inquiries, contact both Cathy Lyons and Nancy Jenkins.