CALS Research Division updates

The following is a message from Becky Bound, Research Administrator:

As many of you are aware, August brings some changes for the CALS Research Division. August 1 was Sarah Marcotte’s last day with the CALS Research Division. While we are all sad to see Sarah leave, it helps to know she will still be nearby – we hope you will join us in congratulating her on her new opportunity in SOHE and wishing her all the best in her endeavors there. Additionally, after August 2, Kate Krueger will be on an extended leave.

There is an updated Research Division PreAward contacts chart. Please refer to this chart for your department’s contact effective August 2.

We are working to ensure a smooth transition and hire new staff as quickly as possible; however, in the meantime, we would ask your patience and understanding in keeping in mind that our office will be short-staffed and training new employees in the very near term. To this end, we greatly appreciate every effort you can make to encourage your departments and PIs to have complete proposal submissions to the Research Division at least two days in advance of a proposal deadline. This will enable us to manage coverage and provide timely support for the college’s proposal submissions. (In the event of a late submission, we may become limited with regard to the level of review we are able to provide, and, as always, there is an added risk incurred as we near a proposal deadline.)

Please do not hesitate to reach out to me or your department’s preaward contact with any questions or concerns.

Thank you,


Becky Bound
Research Administrator
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
240 Agricultural Hall | 1450 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706 | (608) 265-8443