WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

Sponsored Award Coordinator

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The Sponsored Award Coordinator supports WMed students, residents and employees throughout the lifecycle of sponsored (externally funded) programs. Sponsored programs are conducted for the purposes of research, education or service across WMed, and the Sponsored Award Coordinator is assigned to specific programs, with the responsibility to interact directly with investigators, project managers, and other key personnel guiding them through the pre and post award phases.


The Sponsored Award Coordinator facilitates planning, preparation and submission of grant proposals according to funding agency requirements and WMed policy, becoming an essential part of the planning for any sponsored program. This involves connecting potential investigators with internal and external personnel and resources, and establishing relationships with collaborating agencies. The Sponsored Award Coordinator is responsible for coordination of internal time and effort reporting and support of technical and progress reporting for ongoing programs.


Throughout the life of a sponsored program, the sponsored award coordinator acts as a liaison between WMed and funding agencies, providing interpretation of policies and regulations to ensure compliance with funding agency policy.


  • Coordinate collaborative project teams in the creation and submission of applications for external sources of funding.
  • Support the conduct of various sponsored programs at WMed, including management of time and effort reporting.
  • Monitors study timelines and progress, ensuring that technical and progress reports are submitted as needed.
  • Facilitate the involvement of the appropriate financial and legal representatives of WMed in planning and execution of sponsored programs.
  • Act as a liaison between WMed and external funding agencies.
  • Provide interpretation of policies and regulations of funding agencies relevant to ongoing and potential sponsored programs at WMed.
  • Identify and disseminate information on funding opportunities relevant to the mission of WMed.
  • Provide status updates for ongoing and upcoming sponsored programs at staff meetings and as necessary to collaborating staff.
  • Availability to work occasional overtime on weekends or evenings to complete time sensitive projects
  • Acquires knowledge for new technology and policy/procedure revisions
  • All other duties as assigned


  • Requires Associate’s degree or equivalent; Bachelor’s Degree or higher preferred
  • Minimum 2 years of experience with sponsored research, including grants or contracts at a not-for-profit institution or institute of higher education
  • Requires proficiency with Microsoft Office

About Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine


As one of the newer US medical schools, WMed is an exciting environment to pursue an academic career. The medical school is a collaboration of Western Michigan University, which ranks among the 50 largest colleges and universities and among the top 100 national public doctoral universities in the US, and Kalamazoo's two teaching hospitals, Borgess Health and Bronson Healthcare. The medical school is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation supported by private gifts, clinical revenues, research activities, tuition, and endowment income. The program leading to the MD degree was accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education in 2012, and the inaugural class began in 2014. The School of Medicine Clinics are housed in a modern 60,000 square foot clinical building on the Oakland Drive Campus and are accredited by The Joint Commission with recognition by National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Patient-Centered Medical Home. The 350,000 square foot educational building on the W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus located in downtown Kalamazoo underwent a $68 million renovation and expansion project including a state-of-the-art Simulation Center. In 2016, an additional $10 million expansion created two floors supporting clinical and laboratory research, and the Innovation Center on the Parkview Campus became part of the medical school. There are more than 200 residents and fellows in eight residencies and two fellowships accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). WMed is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) for continuing medical education.


Kalamazoo is a wonderful and vibrant city, located midway between Chicago and Detroit. It is a short distance from Lake Michigan, and home to two nationally ranked institutions of higher learning, Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College. Kalamazoo is known for its community focus and emphasis on access to quality education at all levels. The Kalamazoo Promise is a nationally renowned program in which graduates of Kalamazoo Public Schools receive free tuition to attend public and private colleges in Michigan. At the other end of the educational continuum, the Kalamazoo Ready 4s program ensures that every 4-year-old in Kalamazoo County has the opportunity to attend a high-quality pre-kindergarten program, regardless of ability to pay. Kalamazoo and Michigan provide extensive entertainment and recreational activities, including opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, unique restaurants and shops, and a strong culture supporting the arts.


Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer of females, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans, and actively strives to increase diversity within its community. We provide a drug- and tobacco-free workplace.

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