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PASS Position

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Long-time OSP staff member Tim Tufte is the Pre-Award Shared Services (PASS) Coordinator. The position is the result of a collaborative effort to meet the specific pre-award needs of Humanities, Arts, and Social Science (HASS) faculty in the colleges of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Fine and Applied Arts, Law, and Media. The vested colleges have recognized the need for the position to be coordinated centrally and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research has worked in close collaboration with the deans of the four vested colleges to make this particular shared services position available.

This dynamic role is customized to meet the unique needs of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences community and exceeds the typical centralized proposal services and support. While still integrated into the OSP Proposal Coordinator team, Tim assists faculty directly in preparing proposals and customizing tools and processes that encourage the pursuit of external funding in these disciplines.

Tim brings to the position an immediate administrative understanding of proposal processing and routing and as well as an aptitude for engaging faculty in order to better understand their needs and perspectives on soliciting external funding. The OVCR and OSP are very excited to continue serving the faculty under this shared service model and to collaborate with Tim in support of the position.

To contact Tim, email him at or call 217-265-7708.

PASS On Campus Office Hours

Location: Room 228 Gregory Hall
Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm Mondays and Wednesdays

Location: Room 2090 Lincoln Hall
Time: 8:30am - 10:00am Tuesdays and Thursdays

Location: Room 210 Law Building
Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm Tuesdays and Thursdays