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Office of Research Services at Coastal Carolina University

This office supports and guides the Coastal Carolina University community in obtaining and managing financial resources to enhance research, creative, and scholarly activities. We provide pre- and post-award services throughout the life cycle of the award. The Director of Research Services serves as the institutional official for submitting, negotiating, and accepting awards on behalf of Coastal Carolina University.


Vice President for Research and Emerging Initiatives

Michael Roberts

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Director and IRB Administrator
Negotiates, accepts, and provides the authorized institutional signature accepting grants, cooperative agreements, etc. on behalf of the university. Reviews and approves all research with human participants.

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Pre-Award Services Manager
Provides one-on-one assistance applying for a grant, including developing ideas, finding funders, preparing budgets, and editing and revising proposal drafts

Stephanie Cassavaugh

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Post-Award Services Manager
Provides one-on-one support managing your grant after receiving the award, including managing your budget and submitting reports


Administrative Specialist
Patty Carter
450-B Century Circle
P.O. Box 561954
Conway, SC  29528-6054

843-349-2726 (fax)

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Tammy Holt
Grants Accountant

The Office of Research Services reports to the Provost's Office
Provost Organizational Chart

Annual Report 2014-2015

For more information about Coastal Carolina Univeristy, Mission Statement, Quick Facts, Factbook, Boards and more, click on About Coastal Carolina.

Founded in 1954, a state-supported public institution of higher education, independent in 1993.

Physical Address: 
450-B Century Circle
Conway, SC  29526

Mailing Address: 
P.O. Box 261954
Conway, SC  29528-6054

Receiving Address:
Coastal Carolina University
Receiving Department
642 Century Circle
Conway, SC 29526

DUNS Number: 966486045

Federal Employer Identification Number: 57-0977955

IRB Federalwide Assurance Number: FWA00004137

Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare Certificate Number: 56-R-0116

Congressional District SC-007
South Carolina State Senate District #33
State Rep. District #68       
For further state information, visit www.sc.gov

Indirect Cost Rate

Fringe Benefit Rate

Letter of Determination of Tax Exempt Status

University President: David A. DeCenzo

University Provost: J. Ralph Byington

These are the only persons authorized to sign grant proposals and accept awards on behalf of the university.