Pre-Award Office

Research is critical to our accreditation as a medical school

Research is critical to our accreditation as a medical school, and we value our faculty and partners that dedicate their time to crafting proposals and designing competitive applications. The Pre-Award Office at the John A. Burns School of Medicine provides administrative assistance for faculty and staff at the pre-award stage in the grant proposal process, especially for departments without critical administrative support or expertise. The office works in close collaboration with the Dean’s Office, the Office of Central Fiscal and Human Resources, and the Office of Research Services (ORS). The ORS retains responsibility for policy interpretation and institutional signatory authorization on all outgoing proposals. The JABSOM Pre-Award Office is established to facilitate the grants preparation and submittal process. Assistance may include: myGRANT preparation, myGRANT review, budget development, assembly of proposal packages, and other requests as staff and resources permit. The Pre-Award Office further facilitates designing and administering effective procedures that help navigate the proposal submission process for its faculty and staff.


Click here to submit a Pre-Award Request Ticket.
Once a ticket is received, someone at the Pre-Award Office will contact you.

For inquiries, email
Please indicate whether you have submitted a Pre-Award Request Ticket and include the myGRANT doc #, if applicable. 

* * * * Update on NIH Data Management and Sharing Plan Requirement * * * * *

The requirement for a single line item entry on the R&R Budget Form for Data Management and Sharing Costs will be rescinded for due dates on or after October 5, 2023 (NOT-OD-23-161)


ORS has assigned Diana Nettleton as the Pre-Award Specialist for all JABSOM departments and programs (with the exception of the Office of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs)

Diana Nettleton
Pre-Award Specialist
Office of Research Services
University of Hawaiʻi
Mailing Address: 2440 Campus Road, Box 368, Honolulu, HI 96822-2234
Physical Address: 2425 Campus Road, Room 1, Honolulu, HI
Office Phone: 808-956-4057


Rachel A. Rivers, PhD
Associate Director for Research and Specialist, Dean’s Office
phone: 808-692-0986
Meredith Hermosura, PhD
Contracts & Grants Specialist
Pre-Award Office
phone: 808-692-1538
Jenna Gerber, BBA
Contracts & Grants Specialist
Pre-Award Office
phone: 808-692-1511
We are located in the Bioscience Building Suite 211 on the John A. Burns School of Medicine’s Kakaʻako Campus,
651 Ilalo Street, Honolulu, HI 96813.