Grants and Accounts Administration

Contact Us

Jenny Daly

Associate Director for Administrative and Business Affairs
phone: (217) 333-5338
email: jbyrd@illinois.edu

Primary contact for questions concerning all funds for the School of Molecular & Cellular Biology (MCB) and the Center for Biophysics & Quantitative Biology, and all other general business and administrative questions for the school.

Nancy Berkman

Sponsored Research Business Analyst
phone: (217) 265-0929

Primary contact for questions concerning ICR, grant and gift funds for faculty in the Department of Microbiology, and new faculty orientation on grant proposal processes. Secondary contact for Molecular & Integrative Physiology.

Rachel Heinz-Randall

Sponsored Research Business Analyst
phone: (217) 300-9163

Primary contact for questions concerning ICR, grant and gift funds for faculty in the Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology, and new faculty orientation on grant proposal processes. Secondary contact for Microbiology.

Steve Johnson

Coordinator of Research Programs
phone: (217) 265-5246

Primary contact for questions concerning ICR, grant and gift funds for faculty in the Department of Biochemistry, new faculty orientation on grant proposal processes, and questions concerning training grant administration in the School of MCB. Secondary contact for Cell & Developmental Biology.

Chris Lugardo

Sponsored Research Business Analyst
phone: (217) 300-1946

Primary contact for questions concerning ICR, grant and gift funds for faculty in the Department of Cell & Developmental Biology, and new faculty orientation on grant proposal processes. Secondary contact for Biochemistry.

Note

If your primary contact is unavailable, please reach out to the secondary contact for help or ask to speak with Jenny Daly.

Functions of Grants and Accounts Administration Department

  1. Work with faculty members to clarify proposal guidelines for accurate submission of grant proposal.
  2. Develop budgets for faculty members and send for preapproval by Grants and Contracts (G&C). Please note that G&C will not accept budgets for preapproval if they are not received more than 10 days prior to the actual proposal deadline. Serve as primary contact for questions concerning proposal between G&C and faculty.
  3. Set up anticipation accounts with the approval of the department head.
  4. Monitors faculty ledger 2 and ledger 5 (extramural funding) accounts for compliance to federal guidelines and proper budget utilization.
  5. Generate expenditure scenarios for faculty members for better future planning for utilization of funds, on request.
  6. Serve as primary liaison for all matters having to do with pre- and post-award and procurement for faculty members.
  7. Serve as primary contact for faculty for any matters related to grants or expenditures on grants.

Funding Sources

Campus

GrantForward (replaced Illinois Research Information Service)
Campus Research Board (CRB)
Vice Chancellor for Research & Innovation (VCRI)

Extramural

American Heart Association (AHA)
American Cancer Society (ACS)
Cancer Research Institute
Department of Energy (DOE)
James S. McDonnell Foundation
March of Dimes
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Illinois Research Information Service (IRIS)