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Grants & Contracts Administration

The mission of Grants and Contracts Administration at Carolinas HealthCare System (CHS) is to provide service to principal investigators and administrators for the purpose of obtaining and administering extramural funds in compliance with Carolinas HealthCare System and sponsor guidelines.


Grants and Contracts Administration assists in efforts to secure external support for instructional, research, public service and scholarly activities. This includes:

  • Budget development
  • Grant application and contract proposal review
  • Contract proposal development, negotiation and acceptance
  • Providing advice on sponsor and CHS system requirements

For links to forms, search engines, tax ID and DUNS, and other helpful information, please visit Grant Management website.

(Please note: this website is accessible only to Carolinas HealthCare System employees.)

Pre-Award Contact Information
For industry-supported clinical trials, their supporting sub-contracts and master agreements: Sharon Jarrett
For federal subcontracts, state, county research, their supporting subcontracts, material transfer agreements and data use agreements:
Debra Kieft
For federal, foundation and all other sponsored grants and contract information, excluding industry-sponsored clinical trials: Clayton Owens
Carolinas HealthCare Foundation
Joey Shevlin
Carolinas HealthCare Foundation


Grants and Contracts Administration is also responsible for the after-award compliance with sponsor requirements and financial administration of sponsored activity. This includes:

  • Providing advice and counsel on rules, regulations and procedures for awarded grants and contracts
  • Monitoring account expenditures for compliance
  • Financial reporting and standard invoicing
  • Revising budgets
  • Acting as liaisons with sponsors'contract/financial representatives
  • Managing cash
  • Acting as a liaison for audits of sponsored research
Post-Award Contact Information
Research Award Information Line & Email (RAILE) System:

Research Award Information Line & Email RAILE) System

For specific information concerning post-award administration:
Angela Sanford, MBA
Research Finance
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