Pre-Award Administration

Pre-Award Administration assists Principal Investigators with the review and submission of proposals to external funding agencies for sponsored research projects.

Institutional Clearances

  • Obtain necessary institutional approvals (Department Chairs, Deans, etc.) required for sponsor submission.

Proposal Review

  • Conduct review of the proposal package to ensure all applicable sponsor and institutional policies have been adhered to.

Proposal Submission

  • Submit institutionally approved proposal package to sponsor.

Award Review and Negotiation

  • Review all awards and ensure that all terms and conditions required by the sponsor can be met and are consistent with the policies of the institution.
  • Work with the sponsor to negotiate mutually acceptable alternative language if the sponsor requests conditions or terms which either cannot be met or are out of conformance with internal policy.

Sponsor Point of Contact

  • Liaise with sponsor for all required communications.

Award Modifications

  • Review and submit requests to modify the terms or conditions of projects (extensions, budget revisions, etc.) to sponsors.

Subcontract Initiation and Execution

  • Work with PI and URA to initiate, negotiate, and execute subcontracts on awards.


Lisa McKethan, C.R.A.
Lisa McKethan, C.R.A.

Assistant Vice Provost for Research, Pre-Award

(254) 710-3817

Lisa Langlotz, C.R.A.
Lisa Langlotz, C.R.A.

Senior Pre-Award Administrator

(254) 710-1272

James Green
James Green

Pre-Award Administrator

(254) 710-1324

Kristy Erlanson
Kristy Erlanson

Pre-Award Administrator

(254) 710-8608

Pete Able
Pete Able

Pre-Award Administrator

(254) 710-8634


physical address
Leuschner Building
602 St. James Street, Suite 302
Waco, Texas 76706
mailing address
Pre-Award Administration
Baylor University
One Bear Place #97360
Waco, Texas 76798

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