Under the direction of the Vice President for Research, the Office of Sponsored Projects supports faculty and staff engaged in sponsored research activity.
Executive Director, Office of Sponsored Projects
Sylvia Ezekilova has more than 20 years of professional experience in proposal review and approval, award acceptance and negotiation, post-award administration, subaward management, compliance monitoring, and training. She currently serves as the associate director of sponsored projects and is responsible for oversight of the contracts and award acceptance team. During her time at GW, she has gained more than 10 years of progressively responsible experience in research administration. Ms. Ezekilova spearheaded the training of local staff on these topics.
[email protected] | 202-994-6076
Assistant Director, Pre-Award Management
Monique Foxx joined the Office of Sponsored Projects in January 2015 as the assistant director for pre-award management. Her responsibilities include overseeing a professional team responsible for providing technical guidance and ensuring compliance for investigators seeking external funding. In addition to proposal development, Monique is responsible for facilitating training and development on pre-award topics. Before coming to GW Monique served more than 10 years in the field of research administration and management, at organizations such as the Hill Group, Pew Charitable Trusts, Consortium for Ocean Leadership, Children’s National Medical Center, MedStar Research Institute, and the Georgetown University Medical Center.
Monique earned her bachelor's degree in biology from Hampton University and her master's degree in health services administration from the George Washington University. Monique is interested in community service and she enjoys cooking, leisure reading and traveling.
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Assistant Director, Award Set-up and Subaward Management
Ted McKoy oversees the subaward and award set-up processes within the Office of Sponsored Projects. He has more than 17 years of experience in research and grant administration with particular interests in systems interfacing, process improvements, efficiency development and system automation. Ted’s previous employers include Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, the Harvard Cancer Center and the National Cancer Institute. He has been at GW’s Office of the Vice President for Research for more than eight years.
[email protected] | 202-994-1784
Assistant Director, Post-Award Management
Alma Starks is the Assistant Director of Post-Award Management at GW. Alma has substantial expertise in aspects of sponsored projects, including pre-award, award set up, financial accounting, post-award management and award close out. She has 13 years’ experience working in higher-education institutions. At GW, she oversees sponsored project post-award management, including providing training to central office staff, department/school administrators, and PIs. Alma is pivotal in major process improvement and system implementation for managing GW sponsored projects. She played a significant role in developing the PI Dashboard, an online tool for PIs to access personalized award information in a user-friendly and informative way.
[email protected] | 202-994-7995