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Pre-Award Services

Every successful grant starts with an idea. The Proposal and Pre-Award Research Coordinator can help you learn more about external funding, facilitate your progression through the proposal development and submission process, and aid in improving your capacity to continue applying for funding in the future. The Pre-Award RC is available to assist from the moment you have an idea until your funded proposal has an account number.

Working with COERO and ORSP

The COERO Pre-Award Research Coordinator is available to...

  • Participate in project development/planning meetings

  • Review guidance

  • Identify/compile data to support a proposal

  • Assist with budget development and budget justification preparation

  • Maintain boilerplate language for common proposal element

  • Review/comment on proposal content, especially against required elements

The Pre-Award Support Services contact in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will...

  •  Interpret the guidance

  • Assist with budget development

  • Upload submission packages

  • Complete a spot-check on number of pages, fonts, font sizes, and margins, etc.

  • Handle University routing


Rebecca Torres, Research Coordinator for Post-Award Administration

Maggie Hutchins

Research Coordinator for Proposal Development

 ED 2136 |  512.245.5543 |  mhutchins@txstate.edu


Ms. Maggie Hutchins is the pre-award Research Coordinator to the College of Education Research Office. She earned her Master of Applied Geography degree at Texas State. Most recently, Ms. Hutchins worked as the Program Director/Grant Specialist at the Texas Alliance for Geographic Education in the Department of Geography. Prior to that, she worked as a Program Coordinator for Texas Educators for Students with Autism and Program Specialist with the Texas Crime Stoppers Training at Texas State. She has over 20 years of experience in teacher and community outreach, program development, grant writing, and grant administration.