Cathy Lowe

Cathy Lowe

College of Arts and Sciences
Sr. Grants Administrator
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As Sr. Grants Administrator for the College of Arts & Sciences, I assist CAS faculty and staff with pre-award and post-award activities.

Pre-award assistance examples: 

  • Develop proposal budgets in Kuali
  • Answer basic questions about the Kuali system and ensure that the record is complete prior to internal approval routing
  • Gather required supplemental documents from Co-PIs and Key Persons
  • Create a first draft of some supplementary documents (e.g., Current & Pending Support; Budget Justification)
  • Ensure that all required documents are included for proposal submission
  • Check proposal documents for sponsor compliance issues
  • Upload final documents (e.g., to Kuali for S2S or NSF Fastlane) for submission to sponsor
  • Proofread proposals (with sufficient lead time)


Post-award assistance examples: 

  • Walk through how Cognos reports track award spending  
  • Create budget revisions


M.L.I.S., 2002, Library & Information Science, Kent State University , M.A., 1999, Experimental Psychology, Kent State University, B.S., 1986, Computer Science, Indiana University of Pennsylvania