Office of Research Services and Project Management

Mission Statement

The Office of Research Services and Project Management (ORSPM) helps faculty and staff researchers develop competitive proposals and resubmissions for external funding. ORSPMs services include management of limited submissions, advice on proposal development based on best practices, expert advice on budget preparation, location of needed resources, provide trainings and workshops as well as help with project management.

ORSPM Services:

  • Assistance with executing and saving funding opportunity searches in that are based on your criteria and setting regular email updates for you.
  • Targeted distribution of funding opportunities to departments or faculty members who have indicated an interest in a particular area of research.
  • Assistance with interpreting requests for applications (RFAs) or proposals (RFPs) and locating collaborators.
  • Managing NC A&T’s notice of intent to prepare and submit proposals process.
  • Management of NC A&T’s limited submission process for funding opportunities where NC A&T can submit a limited number of proposals. ORSPM uses Competition Space software.
  • Help, based on best practices, with developing and preparing proposals.
  • Customized training on developing proposals and improving skills in technical writing for academic departments, colleges, and schools.

For more information, see our frequently asked questions


 Research services policies and procedures


In addition, this office also conducts internal competitive reviews to select proposals for submission when solicitations have restrictions on the number of proposal submissions and on eligibility requirements. These solicitations are referred to as “limited submission” funding opportunities and may require internal coordination across schools, colleges and disciplines within the university. The limited submissions website has details on opportunities, procedures, and guidelines for these solicitations.


Five-Minute Orientation for New Researchers

The Division of Research and Economic Development (DORED) provides services to faculty and student researchers (also to current and potential research partners, funding agencies, and economic development agencies). This page provides an overview of the services we provide.  

ORSPM Departments

  • Budget Services and Project Management
  • Proposal Development and Faculty Training
  • Life Sciences Research 


Research Services and Project Management Staff Directory

Assistant Vice-Chancellor of Research Services and Project Management
Fort IRC Building
Phone:  (336) 334-7995

Paul Tuttle
Director of Proposal Development
Fort IRC Building, Room 311
Phone: (336) 398-8654

Liwen Han
Business System Analyst
Fort IRC Building, Room 417
Phone: (336) 285-3191

Tonjia May
Director of Budget Services and Project Management
Fort IRC Building, Room 317
Phone: (336) 285-3201

Lando Little
Research Services Associate
Fort IRC Building, Room 323
Phone: (336) 285-3266