The Office of Proposal Support Services is responsible for supporting Syracuse University’s proposal, research and faculty development efforts. This includes facilitating team-based collaboration around strategic funding opportunities, and managing the University’s internal funding competitions, including both seed grant programs and externally funded limited submissions.
Christina Leigh Docteur, Director, Proposal Support Services
As Director of Proposal Support Services, Christina is responsible for supporting Syracuse University’s proposal, research and faculty development efforts. Christina works to facilitate team-based collaborations around strategic funding opportunities, to develop institutional research infrastructure, including relevant staffing, training and systems, and manages the University’s internal funding competitions. Prior to her appointment, Christina served as the Grant Development Administrator for the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.
Chetna Chianese, Associate Director of Proposal Support Services
As the Associate Director of Proposal Support Services, Chetna assists faculty across Syracuse University with the development of new research priorities and proposals. She provides research development leadership for the university-identified research clusters, facilitates multi-million-dollar and inter-school/college proposal submissions, and manages the university’s limited submission process. Prior to her appointment, Chetna served as the Associate Director of Research at SyracuseCoE, aiding faculty on research proposals and projects related to energy and environment.
Sarah Workman, Assistant Director for Research Development in the Humanities
As Assistant Director for Research Development in the Humanities, Sarah supports faculty in efforts to raise their research achievement and recognition by identifying funding sources for their work, assisting with writing grants and proposals, and helping coordinate nominations for honorary awards. Positioned as part of both the Office of Research and the College of Arts & Sciences, Sarah’s role supports Humanities research across the University. You can find additional information about humanities research support here.
Jeffrey Falchi, Research Information Management Specialist
As Research Information Management Specialist, Jeff supports the systems used to aid in the growth of research within the University. He is the primary administrator for the Syracuse University Application Portal (InfoReady), which is the application management tool for internal funding opportunities and limited submissions to external funders. He also manages, in conjunction with Syracuse University Libraries, Experts@Syracuse (Pure) a research information management system. In addition, Jeff maintains University research data, such as the HERD Survey and the Office of Research Annual Report.