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Grants Management Core

The Grants Management Core of the Comprehensive Transplant Center (CTC) provides grant management support to investigators conducting transplant-related research in the areas of basic and translational science, clinical trials and health outcomes.


  • Responsible for all aspects of the pre-award and post-award research administration of sponsored programs, research grants and contracts and clinical trial agreements in the CTC.
  • Works closely with the Office for Sponsored Research (OSR) to facilitate research at Northwestern University by efficiently and effectively identifying funding sources, assisting in proposal development, budget preparation, reviewing and endorsing proposals, negotiating agreements, accepting and appropriating awards, interpreting grant guidelines and promoting compliance with sponsor and university policies.
  • Works with the Office of Accounting Services for Research and Sponsored Programs (ASRSP) to monitor financial management and reporting related to grant awards.
  • Assists faculty investigators with numerous funding opportunities from various resources, including federal agencies, other academic institutions, local and national charitable foundations, as well as pharmaceutical companies.
  • Coordinates with OSR to utilize the grant proposal development and tracking system, InfoEd, for submission of all grant proposals.

Starting a Project

To discuss submitting transplant specific grant applications using the staff of the Grants Management Core, please contact Kelly Memmer, assistant director of Research & Finance, at

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