Award Management

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs:

  • Reviews and negotiates all grant and contract awards on behalf of the University.
  • Accepts each award and authorizes account set-up on behalf of the University.
  • Informs principal investigators of the terms and conditions of awards, including compliance issues.

In addition, the ORSP:

  • Collects and maintains official University files of grants, contracts, subcontracts, and reports.
  • Designs and issues subcontracts on behalf of the University.
  • Monitors technical, patent, equipment, and final report submission.
  • Assists with technology transfer for faculty members with commercially viable technology to disclose.

Division of Sponsored Programs Administration Staff

Name Title Contact
Mickey McLaurin, MBA, CRA, CPRA Research Administration Advisor--Pre-Award
Joy Tatum Shideler, CPA, CRA Director of Accounting jtshidel@olemiss.edu
Cynthia Evans, CPA, CRA Sponsored Programs Accountant
Melissa Kuhl Project Coordinator, Sponsored Programs Administration
Anita Randle, CRA Research Administration Advisor--Post-Award
Beth Stidham, CRA Sponsored Programs Accountant