Research Management Group (RMG)

Center Grants Coordinator
Pam Jahnke, Dean of Research Office

The following memo from Dr. Ann Arvin, the Vice Provost and Dean of Research, introduces Pam Jahnke, Center Grants Coordinator, the new resource for faculty compiling center grant applications throughout the university.

Date:          June 21, 2011

To:              Stanford Research Community

From:          Dr. Ann M. Arvin, Vice Provost and Dean of Research

Dear Colleagues:

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Pam Jahnke to the new position of Center Grants Coordinator, in the Department of the Vice Provost and Dean of Research Office for the university. She will focus on helping faculty prepare large center grants and other complex proposals for extramural funding.

We recognize the challenges that faculty encounter in responding to requests for major multi-investigator proposals, especially those involving interdisciplinary initiatives and faculty and students from different schools. It can be a daunting task to assemble the materials required from all participants and institutional information may be necessary in the response to a particular RFP.

Pam's work is expected to be supplemental and complementary to the assistance that faculty receive from research administration staff in their departments and schools, including the Research Process Managers (RPM's) in the Research Management Group in the School of Medicine and Engineering Research Administration as well as the Office of Sponsored Research. As those who have prepared multi-investigator proposals know, there are many tasks related to the planning phase and coordination of these efforts that need to be completed before or in parallel with tasks that are managed by research administration staff. Pam will also be reviewing announcements about extramural interdisciplinary program to identify opportunities that might be of interest to particular groups of Stanford faculty.

We are fortunate that Pam brings a background of more than 20 years of experience in a wide range of research-related activities at Stanford to this new position. You may contact her at 724-0195 or email ( if you would like to request her help or discuss an opportunity for a center grant or other complex submission for extramural research support.

Please join me in welcoming Pam to her new role. I encourage you to get in touch with her when you are considering submission of a center grant proposal for your research.

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