Pre-Award Administration

The mission of the pre-award administration area within the Division of Research and Innovation (R&I) is to provide high-level support to principal investigators and their staff with regard to the development, institutional review and submission of extramural proposals. Other responsibilities of pre-award administration include: negotiating and accepting awards on behalf of the University; drafting, negotiating and executing subcontracts; ensuring institutional compliance with Federal and State regulations, sponsor policy and University rules; representing the campus while interacting with sponsors; coordinating  pre-award and post-award actions that require either campus or sponsor prior approval; and troubleshooting problems related to the administration of sponsored projects.

Pre-Award Portfolio Distribution

Sponsored projects pre-award administration at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is managed by Texas A&M Sponsored Research Services (SRS). Please see the pre-award portfolio distribution below for more information on points of contact and their corresponding departments.

Pre-Award Portfolio Distribution
Sponsored Project Department SRS Contact

SRS Contact Email

Academic Affairs

Sarah Oliphant

smaes88@tamu.edu

Center for Coastal Studies

Lisa Merdzo

lisa.radke@tamu.edu

Center for Water Supply Studies

Lisa Merdzo

lisa.radke@tamu.edu

College of Business

Sarah Oliphant smaes88@tamu.edu

College of Education and Human Development

Lisa Merdzo lisa.radke@tamuc.edu 

College of Graduate Studies

Sarah Oliphant smaes88@tamu.edu

College of Liberal Arts

Brooke Bankston brookelynbankston@tamu.edu 

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Sarah Oliphant smaes88@tamu.edu

Computing Sciences

Brooke Bankston

brookelynbankston@tamu.edu

Conrad Blucher Institute for Surveying and Science

Jessica Ramon

j.ramon@tamu.edu

Engineering

Lisa Merdzo

lisa.radke@tamu.edu

Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies

Sarah Oliphant smaes88@tamu.edu

Life Sciences

Jessica Ramon

j.ramon@tamu.edu

Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence and Innovation

Brooke Bankston brookelynbankston@tamu.edu 

Mary and Jeff Bell Library

Lisa Merdzo

lisa.radke@tamu.edu

Mathematics and Statistics

Sarah Oliphant smaes88@tamu.edu

Physical and Environmental Sciences

Lisa Merdzo

j.ramon@tamuc.edu

President

Sarah Oliphant

smaes88@tamu.edu

School of Arts, Media & Communication

Brooke Bankston

brookelynbankston@tamu.edu 

Last Updated: 11/2/2023