The research advancement office at the T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics promotes and coordinates research activities across the enterprise and provides services to support faculty efforts to advance research.
The Research Advancement Specialists at the Sanford School assist with all stages of proposal development, including budget preparation, sponsor checklists, proposal packaging, and institutional review and approval routing. Upon request, we also provide a more in-depth review that involves proofreading and content editing of proposal materials. Once grants are awarded, we also provide post-award assistance to investigators as they execute their funded projects. We provide business office support and guidance on how to spend responsibly while navigating sponsor and ASU guidelines. We monitor expenditures, educate investigators on post-award processes, provide projections and estimates on balances at the end of each month and each project year, and assist with progress reports and official communication between investigators and sponsors.