Suzanne Watson

Suzanne Watson

  • Proposal and Award Generalist
208 Rodney A. Erickson Food Science Building
University Park, PA 16802


Grant Pre-award Responsibilities:

Review notice of intent and solicitation for grant proposals. Work with Principal Investigator (PI) to develop draft budgets and justifications and also gather required documents for grant proposal including, but not limited to Biosketches, Current and Pending Support, Conflict of Interest, Facilities and Equipment, Review for primary sponsor compliance.

Grant Post-award Responsibilities:

Review grant when received in the department.  Check for errors/issues, correct IO numbers, distribute to Co-PI’s if needed.  Check budet for salaries and work with PI and Co-PI to put salaries (faculty salary savings or supplemental salary, graduate students, post docs, wage students, etc.) onto the grant in a timely manner.  Prepare Journal Entries in SIMBA for cost transfers or updates as needed.  Advise faculty and students on the allowability and allocability of costs.  Assist PI with no-cost extensions, budget revisions, change of personnel, carryforward, etc.  Prepare invoice backup needed for certain sponsors such as PLCB and CDC.