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Office of Research and Scholarship


The mission of the Office of Research and Scholarship is to champion College of Nursing faculty and students in converting empirical research to nursing knowledge.

This mission is carried out through consultation on/about faculty research, facilitation of intramural grants for pilot studies, identification of resources to support projects, development of grant applications, management of sponsored projects, analysis of data, assistance with dissemination of results, and publication of research activities.

Peter Kaufmann, PhD
Associate Dean of Research and Scholarship

Barbara Creswell

Barbara Creswell

Pre-award Grants and Contracts Specialist

Fanta Kuhlman

Fanta Kuhlman

Post-award Grants and Contracts Specialist

Jason Weiss

Jason Weiss

Research Coordinator

Claudia Amura

Claudia R. Amura

Research Projects Coordinator


The Research Committee promotes intramural research and establishes policies regarding allocation/evaluation of intramural research funding for faculty and students.

2015-2016 Faculty Research Committee:

Chair, Linda Krebs 

Member, Mustafa Ozkaynak

Member, Blaine Reeder

Graduate Student Member, Brie Thumm​


Extramural Funding

The Office of Research and Scholarship has the experience and resources to help you locate and secure governmental/private extramural funding. For the most up-to-date grant postings, check ORS New Funding Opportunities

Intramural Funding

The Office of Research and Scholarship can paddle you up the many streams of intramural funding. For more information on the College of Nursing’s extramural or intramural funding programs, please contact ORS staff at (303-724-8551 or 303-724-2514).​

Post-award Process

The Post-Award Grants and Contracts Specialist assists Principal Investigators with financial management of sponsored projects, facilitates subcontracting and subcontract payments, provides budget modifications and budget projections, ensures that expenditures comply with fiscal policies/guidelines of both university and sponsor, compiles up-to-date accounts of PI expenditures, and coordinates the close-out documentation process.

​For more information on the post-award process, please contact Fanta Kuhlman (303-724-2514).