research administratorMs. Alexa – Pre/Post Award Research Administrator & Grant Manager

Ms. Alexa is a seasoned research administrator and grant manager with sixteen years of experience in both academia and top-tier medical research institutions. She started her career as a program manager for a NSF funded grant to now being a lead administrator responsible for reviewing and approving proposals for one of the largest pediatric departments in the country.

She has assisted PIs in drafting and submitting successful proposals to the NIH, DOD, USDA, DOE, NSF, Chan Zuckerberg, American Heart Association, Mike Hogg, International Rett Syndrome, JDRF, and others. She also has knowledge of post-award management. At one point in her career, she managed a funding portfolio of over $13 million at a leading research institute.

Clients can expect a professional eager to assist you in all aspects of the grant lifecycle.


  • Read and interpret different funding opportunity announcements
  • Identify funding opportunities (federal, state, or private)
  • Provide preliminary to final review of grant proposals
  • Upload documents to sponsor interface (NIH ASSIST,, Workspace,, eBRAP, and Proposal Central, etc.)
  • Collaborate directly and remotely with federal, state, private, non-profit, and pharmaceutical entities, on behalf of the Principal Investigator,
  • Draft research budgets to ensure compliance with applicable regulations, sponsor/funder terms and conditions, and institutional standards.
  • Compile and assemble Just-in-Time requests, research performance progress reports (RPPR), or closeout submissions,
  • Coordinate and provide post-award activities including submission of technical and financial progress reports, budget revisions, forecasting results, funding trend analyses, no-cost extension requests, prior approval requests, audits, close-out, etc.


Ms. Alexa has a B.A. in English Literature and Art History from the University of Virginia and a M.A. in Early Childhood Education. She is certified as a C.R.A. (Certified Research Administrator) by the Research Administrators Certification Council, demonstrating she is a subject matter expert in her field.

To work with Research Administrator Ms. Alexa, please visit our quote page and request her in the description area.

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