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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Tuccoa Polk

Research Development Specialist


Pre-Award Services

Rocío Mariño-Crumley

Manager, Grants & Contract Team

Award Review: All Corporate Agreements and All Non-Profit & Foundations that are not MSSP or Law Center

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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: NSF Awards and all incoming sub-agreements with NSF funding only.

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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), and the following Foundations: Gates Foundation, Andrew Mellon, BSF Anonymous, Kresge Foundation, Carnegie Corporation, and Walton Family Foundation


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Subramanian ChitturSrinivasan (Subu)

Senior Grants and Contracts Administrator

Award Review: All International, Local & State, University Agreements and All MSPP & Law Center Non-Profit and Foundation Agreements


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Data Management

Vivian Zhu

Grants and Contracts Data Specialist

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Office Management

Lydia Soares

Administrative Program Assistant, Office Manager

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