Engineering Sponsored Programs Office

Christina Tang, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering and Daniel Conway, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering

The Engineering Sponsored Programs Office is VCU School of Engineering’s central office for the administrative and financial management of all sponsored program proposals and awards. This office reports directly to the dean.

Our mission

The mission of the Engineering Sponsored Programs Office is to provide the necessary services to the faculty in their quest to successfully obtain externally funded sponsored research awards and provide sound fiscal and administrative management of the awards.

Our office will help you navigate the proposal preparation and submission process and work with you to ensure sponsored awards received are managed in accordance with VCU, state and sponsor rules and regulations. The office provides assistance with post-award processes required for sponsored program awards to meet sponsor requirements.

All faculty are encouraged to schedule appointments with the director, Karen Horner, to discuss the overall VCU proposal process, discuss individual proposal submissions (since the requirements can vary greatly from sponsor to sponsor), obtain guidance and assistance during the life of a sponsored program award or to ask any other questions related to sponsored program administration.  

Contact information

Ashley Tankesley
Director of Sponsored Programs
Engineering West Hall, Room 320
Phone: 804.828.1028
Email: actankesley@vcu.edu