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Pre-Award Grants & Contracts

The Pre-Award office, also known as the Grants and Contracts office, provides departmental support to medical departments throughout the hospital that are involved in clinical research. The office’s primary role is to review, negotiate, and execute clinical trial agreements and any other research related agreements necessary to conduct clinical research. In addition, this office is responsible for reviewing and negotiating clinical trial budgets.

Specifically, the group ensures research agreements include the appropriate UH required legal terms and conditions that protect the patient, investigator and institution and also ensures the agreement includes a fiscally responsible budget and appropriately addresses UH business terms. The Grants and Contracts office obtains the authorized institutional official’s signature for clinical research agreements in accordance with the Clinical Research Center standard operating procedures and UH policies.

The Pre-Award group is also responsible for reviewing, approving and submitting grants to foundations as well as local, state, and federal agencies. In addition, this group will provide institutional information and supporting documentation for grants and will obtain the authorized institutional official’s signature on grant applications and grant agreements.

If you have any questions or would like additional information regarding the services that the Pre-Award team provides, please contact one of the grant and contract team members.

Lisa Fritz
Manager, Grants & Contracts
Phone: 216-844-8659

Brendan Batchelor
Grant and Contract Specialist II
Phone: 216-844-5932

Lynsay Carrigan
Grant and Contract Specialist III
Phone: 216-844-8781

Darnay Wright
Grant and Contract Specialist I
Phone: 216-844-8719

If you have a general question please email the Grants & Contracts team at

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