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The Research Development Team (RDT) at Johns Hopkins University promotes and encourages collaborative research across disciplines, schools, and institutions by assisting project teams with large-scale proposal development.

 

Our Services

  • Managing and facilitating the pre-award phase for teams who submit large grant proposal opportunities that support multidisciplinary and collaborative research (e.g.: NIH’s project grants (P01, P30, etc.) and cooperative agreements (U19, U54, etc.))
  • Providing grant writing and editing assistance
  • Offering University-wide training and workshops that are sponsor/grant-type specific
  • Providing templates for common sections of federally-sponsored proposals
  • Distributing weekly emails with limited submission funding announcements
  • Distributing monthly funding opportunity emails with internal JHU funding sources and external grant opportunities for graduate and postdoctoral students and early-career faculty
  • Connecting PIs with various resources across the university

The Team

Contact Us: rdt@jhu.edu

Susannah Porterfield, Associate Vice Provost for Research

Sue assumed this role in 2014 after serving eight years as the Executive Director of the Institute for NanoBioTechnology (INBT) at Johns Hopkins University.  Along with her responsibilities as AVP for Research, she also oversees the Research Development Team.  Sue received her bachelor’s degree in Industrial Psychology from Grove City College and her MS in Human Resource Management from Towson University.

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Chasmine Stoddart-Osumah, Grants Manager

Chasmine has over 10 years of pre- and post-award experience at the departmental and central levels between Johns Hopkins University and Georgetown University.  She received her BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Project Management from Towson University.

Email: cstodda1@jhu.edu   Phone: 410-614-0640

Marc Lennon, Grants Manager

Marc has over 15 years of experience in grants and contracts management, including expertise in pre-award budget and proposal development, proposal review and submission, and post-award financial management.  He has worked in department, college, and central offices at several academic institutions, most recently at the University of Maryland – College Park.  Marc earned a BA in Political Science and Urban Studies from the University of Pittsburgh and a MBA from the University of Baltimore.  He is a Certified Research Administrator.

Email: mlennon1@jhu.edu   Phone: 410-502-2155

Tolise Dailey, Training Manager

Tolise has 26 years of research administration experience in pre and post award, clinical trials, financial management and regulatory compliance at the central and departmental level. She taught training courses at University of Colorado Boulder, Georgetown University and The Johns Hopkins Hospital. She is a national and global traveling workshop faculty member for the National Council of University Research Administrators and teaches traveling training programs for the Society of Research Administrators International. She has a train-the-trainer certificate and is a certified research administrator.

Email: tdailey2@jhu.edu Phone: 410-614-1587

Takiyah Hamilton, Sr. Program Coordinator

Takiyah flourished in Healthcare Administration for more than 10 years before joining Johns Hopkins University in 2016 as the Administrative Coordinator in the Office of the Provost.  In her role with the RDT, she manages the institution-wide limited submissions process.

Email: Takiyah_hamilton@jhu.edu   Phone: 410-502-6798

Courtney McQueen, Sr. Science Writer

Courtney obtained her BS in Chemistry from Harvey Mudd College in 2004 and her PhD in Chemistry from Princeton University in 2010.  As an experienced science writer and editor, Courtney will be available to help PIs with the grant-writing process, including reviewing, editing, and making suggestions to proposals prior to submission.

Email: cmcqueen@jhu.edu   Phone: 410-502-3090

Declan Sunderland, Grants & Contracts Analyst

Declan has successfully completed the Johns Hopkins University Research Administration Trainee Program, including rotations in Sponsored Projects Shared Services, Internal Audit, the Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins University Research Administration, and the Research Development Team. Through his participation in the program, he’s built a strong knowledge base in research administration while gaining experience in both pre and post award activities. He received his BS in Accounting from Towson University.

Email: dsunderland@jhu.edu Phone: 410-502-0554

Contact

Vice Provost for Research

265 Garland Hall
3400 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218

(410) 516-8094

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