Welcome to the Office of Research Services

The Office of Research Services, under the direction of Jesse Szeto, provides support for faculty in their pursuit and management of sponsored research opportunities.

Applications for externally sponsored research grants and contracts should be routed through GU-PASS for review, approval, and submission by ORS staff.  The ORS is the only Main Campus organization with the authority to make binding commitments on behalf of the university with regard to sponsored research agreements.  See the Research Life Cycle site for further information.

For all general inquiries, please contact ORS at researchadmin@georgetown.edu, or reach out to individual ORS staff as required.

In addition, the Campus Research Administration Forum (CRAF) is a quarterly forum for the grant management community on Main Campus and the Law Center to share best practices and to learn about new policies and regulations.  All grant-related administrative staff are welcome to join.  

The Campus Research Administration Newsletter (CRAN) is a monthly newsletter for the grant management community that highlights the services and information available to staff who support external research. 

Please browse the different ORS teams below and reach out to any team members with research queries.

Senior Director

Jesse Szeto

Senior Director

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Proposal Development

Jill Brasky

Research Development Specialist

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Richard Cecil

Strategic Proposal Development Officer Main Campus & Law Center/GUMC


Pre-Award Services

Marie A. McElroy

Senior Grants and Contracts Administrator

Proposal Review: DoD and Non-Federal Proposals (All Private and Non-For Profit)

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Ruel Hector R. Tiongson

Senior Grants and Contracts Administrator

Proposal Review: NSF
Award Review: All awards with direct or pass-through NSF.

All outgoing subagreements.

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Blair Ribeiro

Senior Grants and Contracts Administrator

Proposal Review: All Federal Proposals (except DoD & NSF)

Award Review: All Federal Awards (except NSF)


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Subramanian ChitturSrinivasan (Subu)

Senior Grants and Contracts Administrator

Award Review: All Non Federal Agreements for MSPP & Law Center


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John Dykes

Senior Grants and Contracts Administrator

Award Review: All Non Federal Agreements EXCEPT MSPP and Law Center

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Data Management

Christiana Kasner

Grants and Contracts Data Specialist (interim)

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Office Management

Lydia Soares

Administrative Program Assistant, Office Manager

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Contact Us

Office of Research Services
37th & O Street NW Box 571014 650 ICC

M-F, 8:30am – 5:00pm
Phone: (202) 687-1958
Email: researchadmin@georgetown.edu