Research Advancement Services

New College’s Research Advancement Services Team provides information and assistance to help our faculty members find funding, apply for grants, and administratively manage their sponsored projects.   
Our expertise includes:
·         Locating funding
·         Interpreting sponsor guidelines
·         Developing proposal budgets and various other proposal components
·         Reviewing proposals for sponsor compliance
·         Completing institutional forms and obtaining institutional approvals
·         Coordinating account activations and account closeouts with ASU’s sponsored projects office
·         Projecting budgets and facilitating budget revisions
·         Assisting with annual and final reports, and arranging no-cost extensions
·         Providing general guidance and resource support for sponsored activities

For assistance, please contact a team member via email or phone.  Also please see our intranet site for resources, templates, and sponsor-specific guidance.



ASU staff

Sherry Boyd-Grossman
Research Advancement Administrator

 Sherry serves as Research Advancement Administrator for New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences on ASU's West Campus. Working closely with faculty and staff in coordination with ORSPA, she supports the development and submission of sponsored projects throughout the Pre-award stage. She provides strategic support to and serves as a liaison between principal investigators and the ASU Office for Research and Sponsored Projects Administration (ORSPA) and ASU Foundation.Sherry earned her BS in Accountancy from WP Carey and is currently pursuing her MS Psychology from New College, with a focus in resilience and industrial & organizational applications.


Phone: 602 543 6080

ASU Lara Ferry

Lara Ferry
Associate Dean

Dr. Ferry is the Associate Dean of Research and Strategic Initiatives.  She works with New College faculty and administration to move forward strategic research, programmatic, or community-facing initiatives and advance research and external funding within New College. She is also the New College liaison with ASU’s Knowledge Enterprise Development (KED), Arizona State University Research Enterprise (ASURE), and the Entrepreneurship + Innovation Hub at ASU Skysong.

Phone:  602-543-2817

Research Advancement Services - Intranet

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