Core Supports


Our core supports provide services to faculty who are interested in developing, submitting, and executing federal, state, university and foundation grants.

Research Development & Coordination

CYFS research faculty work with principal investigators in managing every aspect of grant proposal development and submission, including identification of potential funding sources, project conceptualization, content writing, editing and critiquing, formatting, budget development and compilation, and submission of application materials. They coordinate with other CYFS services (e.g. web, technology and communications; methodology) and university support entities during proposal development. Research faculty also organize interdisciplinary networking to foster new and applied research, as well as monitor grant funding opportunities as they are released by agencies, such as the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Education and the National Science Foundation.


Julie Gillmor, Proposal Development Coordinator

Statistics & Research Methodology

The Nebraska Academy for Methodology, Analytics and Psychometrics (MAP Academy) providesĀ proposal development and post-award supportĀ in the conceptualization of research design and methodology, as well as the selection and execution of data analyses. Our methodologists are experienced statisticians who specialize in mixed methods, experimental, quasi-experimental, and correlational research designs; measurement; and cross-sectional, longitudinal, and correlational data analytic approaches. They assist faculty throughout grant proposal development and writing, and provide data analysis after the grant is funded.

Current Rates & Services


Lorey Wheeler, MAP Academy co-director and research assistant professor

Administrative Services

Our support staff are available to assist faculty with both pre-award and post-award grant management. Our pre-award staff has extensive knowledge in developing budgets and can assist in submitting proposals through various funding agencies. They assist with the compilation of grant submission documents and are available to proofread grant applications, check references and formatting, and ensure agency requirements are met. Our post-award management team assists with all aspects of hiring personnel, creating contracts, purchasing materials and supplies, processing travel forms, arranging payments for research participants, reconciling budgets and preparing regular, comprehensive budget reports for principal investigators. They also schedule grant meetings, assist with travel plans and order materials, equipment and technology.


Ronda Alexander, grant specialist (pre-grant)

Web, Technology & Communications

Web and technology staff assist researchers with database development, technology integration and website design. They are available to provide researchers with data export, user-interface development, HTML emails, videography and web analytics. Web and technology staff provide additional support through technology purchases, installation, maintenance and security, as well as distance technology. Our communications and media staff promote the research and accomplishments of CYFS faculty and affiliates to both the academic community and the public. They provide an overview of CYFS-housed research through online articles, annual reports and newsletters. Communications and media staff produce academic conference materials, brochures, fliers and mailers, and are also available to edit and update materials for print and web.

Current Rates & Services


Seth Teager, Web & Graphics Designer