More Help with Large, Multi-Investigator or Institutional Grants
November 2005, Issue 5

The Office of the Vice Provost recently welcomed Theresa Vallese as grants management administrator, a new position within Research Administration. This new position is part of the office’s effort to increase services for large, multi-investigator or institutional grants. Vallese can assist principal investigators of large grants by managing time-consuming issues such as collecting faculty biosketches and preparing the large tables required for training grants. Vallese often partners with Peg AtKisson, scientific proposal specialist, on program projects, large educational grant applications, and other multi-disciplinary collaborative proposals. Vallese has worked on education and training grants as well as infrastructure grants for both the Health Sciences and Medford/Somerville campuses, and on grants that support cross-campus work. She also worked on the competitive renewal for the grant supporting the General Clinical Research Center at Tufts–NEMC and has contributed to several multi-investigator and multi-institutional research proposals.

Vallese is consolidating standard texts about Tufts resources and other information commonly requested by funding agencies. This resource will soon be available for faculty use. She’s creating a source for grant-related data that includes statistics about the libraries, academic technology, and institutional history.

Vallese has a background in literature and the written word. After earning a master’s degree in Chinese literature from Columbia University, she worked as a copy editor for Rosettabooks in New York City. She began preparing research grant proposals in the Tufts Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, as administrative assistant to David Greenblatt, MD.

For more information on grants management services or to request assistance from the grants management administrator, please contact Paul Murphy, director of Research Administration, at 617-636-3819 or 617-627-3417.

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