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Karen Thomas

Karen Thomas

Director, SPA Post-Award

217-265-4096

kthomas2@illinois.edu

Karen leads the post-award function teams of the sponsored project lifecycle that administer the award account setups and management, invoicing, reporting, and closeouts.

Kamil Tamimie

Kamil Tamimie

Sr. Assistant Director, Training, Outreach, and Data Management

217-244-0315

tamimie@illinois.edu

Kamil facilitates SPA internal and external training and outreach efforts and leads the campus-wide SPaRC program. She is also responsible for data management, data integrity, and reporting associated with the myResearch Portal and myProposals systems.

Tameka Tanner

Tameka Tanner

Senior Award Management Coordinator, Federal Awards

217-300-7331

tanner13@illinois.edu

Tameka administers federal awards, providing guidance regarding award terms and conditions and performing tasks related to award setup, modifications, invoicing, financial reporting, and closeout. 

Francis Thomas

Francis Thomas

Senior Award Negotiator

217-300-5406

francist@illinois.edu

Francis is responsible for timely negotiation of various types of sponsored project agreements, ensuring reasonable terms and conditions that comply with university policies, federal and state regulations, and sponsor requirements. See Francis's department assignments here.