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Shayna Ward

Award Management Coordinator, Federal Awards

shayna3@illinois.edu

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

Michelle Ward

Michelle Ward

Assistant Director, Award Management, Non-Federal Awards

217-300-2487

mlward01@illinois.edu

Michelle oversees post-award administration for private projects. She also acts as a liaison between department personnel and sponsor administrators, provides financial reports, and manages award invoicing.

Davorian Ware

Award Management Coordinator, Federal Awards

217-333-2017

dware3@illinois.edu

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

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Jillian Weathers

Award Negotiator

+1 (217) 333-6400

jillew@uillinois.edu

Jillian 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.

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Holly Womack

Senior Proposal Coordinator

217-265-5284

hwomack@illinois.edu

Holly reviews and approves requests for external funding (i.e., proposals) on behalf of the Office for the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation. Find Holly's department assignments here.