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Pre-Award Support


Every successful grant starts with an idea. The Pre-Award Research Coordinator can provide information to help you learn more about external funding, facilitate your progression through the proposal development and submission process, and ultimately aid in improving your capacity to continue applying for funding in the future. Essentially, the Pre-Award RC is available to assist from the moment you have an idea until the moment you hit "submit" on your proposal.

Working with COERO and ORSP

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

  • Participate in project development/planning meetings
  • Review RFPs
  • Identify/compile data to support a proposal
  • Assist with budget/budget justification preparation
  • Prepare/maintain boilerplate language for common proposal elements
  • Review/comment on proposal content, especially against required elements
  • Assist with dissemination plans
  • Edit/proofread proposal draft

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

  • Interpret the guidance
  • Assist with budget development
  • Assemble submission packages, when needed
  • Complete a spot-check on number of pages, fonts, font sizes, and margins, etc.
  • Handle University routing


Should you have a question and are unsure to whom you should address it, please contact the Pre-Award Research Coordinator to point you in the right direction!

Rebecca Torres, Research Coordinator for Post-Award Administration

Maggie Hutchins

Research Coordinator for Pre-Award and Proposal Development

 ED 2136 |  512.245.5543 |

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 15 years of experience in teacher and community outreach, program development, grant writing, and grant administration.