Services to Affiliates

Services to Affiliates
West Virginia University (WVU) Center for Excellence in Disabilities (CED) Services to Affiliates

Additional examples of services the WVU CED may provide to affiliates:


  • Research project conceptual development
  • Partnership development and networking
  • Select writing development
  • Document review
  • Identifying potential co-collaborators

Community Engagement

  • Facilitate engagement with the WVU CED Center Advisory Committee, state, and national partners
  • Identify potential community-based research partners
  • Establish opportunities to network with individuals who are engaging in research and/or community activities designed to contribute to the independence and equity of individuals with disabilities and their families

Program Evaluation

  • Assist in, or facilitate, the development of evaluation plans
  • Creation and implementation of monitoring tools
  • Assessment of outcomes
  • Infographic creation and other stakeholder reports

The following services are available in instances when WVU CED is a grant partner or has a role in some way on the grant.

Pre-Award Processing

  • Review RFA
  • Creating RFA guidance checklist
  • • Confirm salary information for all potential personnel on budget
  • Draft grant-specific budget
  • Confirm salary information for all potential personnel on budget
  • Complete grant-specific forms
  • Complete subcontract budget documentation
  • Maintaining fixed documents (bio sketches, CVs, resource page)
  • Collect letters of support
  • Review final documents
  • Submit to Office of Research & Graduate Education (Lemasters/OSP) for review and revise as necessary

Post-Award Processing

  • Ensure financial account is established (including when funding has not arrived)
  • Negotiate FTEs for shared employees (grants that use WVU CED staff)
  • Facilitate and assist with necessary communication: funding agency, partners, co-investigator departments, OSP, Finance, etc.
  • Ensure related subcontracts are established and monitored.
  • Complete carry-over requests as appropriate

Award Implementation

  • Process changes and maintain tracking record of all changes
  • Assist in coordinating travel and special events
  • Schedule meetings
  • Process travel reimbursements
  • Purchase grant supplies and materials
  • Maintain calendar with key grant related deadlines (quarterly/annual and other required reports, financial reports) with input from PI
  • Process cost transfers
  • Implement service agreements
  • Create requisitions and purchase orders

Grants Monitoring

  • Maintain research compliance documentation (CITI, HIPAA)
  • Maintain a point of contact list for all funded projects
  • Prepare and distribute monthly financial reports
  • Prepare monthly budget summary spreadsheets
  • Review project budgets with PIs, Directors, others as appropriate

Who to contact:

Mentoring, Brainstorming, Planning, Community Engagement

Lesley Cottrell:

Pre- and Post-award Services, Award Implementation, Grants Monitoring

Serena Silvaggio:

If you are interested in becoming a WVU CED Faculty and or Staff Affiliate, please fill out our form here.