Award Assistance

Pre- and Post-Award Assistance with Proposals and Grants

The Clinical Research Center’s Sponsored Programs Office serves as the primary support for sponsored research at Northern Light Health.

The office supports pre- and post-award research efforts by promoting the development, implementation, and coordination of sponsored research. We work closely with investigators to obtain Northern Light Health approval to seek funding, identify potential funding sources, and develop and submit proposals to funding agencies. In the case of electronic submissions, the authorized Northern Light Health representative (the Director or the Manager of Sponsored Programs of the Clinical Research Center) electronically signs and submits the proposal.

The Sponsored Programs Office also manages projects, and makes sure that research is compliant with sponsor guidelines, hospital policies, and federal regulations. Sponsored Programs is responsible for communicating with the funding agency regarding any significant changes to grants, such as changes in PI or PD, changes in effort devoted to the project, budget revisions, extension of the grant period, and changes in scope of the project, as well as submitting Progress Reports according to the timeline required by the funder.

Grant and contract awards are made to Northern Light Health on behalf of the investigator. The Sponsored Programs Office works closely with Legal services (Northern Light Health Vice President and General Counsel) and Financial services (Northern Light Health Grant Accounting) on all newly-awarded grants and contracts.