Grants Management: Pre-Award

May 13th,  2022

Overview

Are you planning to apply to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)?

If yes, please join the 2022 Center for Global Mental Health Research (CGMHR) webinar series to explore the administrative pre-award process.

Topics will focus on roles and responsibilities for grant recipients and National Institutes of Health (NIH) staff. The discussion will focus on registration for domestic and international organizations, how to develop and submit a strong budget and budget justification, new policies for just-in-time information and an overview of the notice of award.

Speaker

Tamara Kees
Supervisory Grants Management Officer
National Institute of Mental Health

After spending nearly two decades in private industry, Ms. Kees began her career at the National Institute of Health (NIH) working within the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) in 2003. During her tenure at NIAID, she developed her skills by managing a complex portfolio of foreign and domestic research grants including the HPTN Clinical Trials Network. While managing the network, which included over 40 sites in more than 15 countries, Ms. Kees has participated in international site visits in Peru, Rwanda, and Brazil to train and guide NIH international grant recipients on how to comply with United States and NIH regulations and policies and manage their NIH grant awards.

She is now a Supervisory Grants Management Specialist and Team Leader at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), supervising a team of specialists with a cross divisional portfolio of grants located in the Division of Neuroscience and Basic Behavioral Science (DNBBS), Division of Services and Intervention Research (DSIR), Division of Translational Research (DTR), Division of Aids Research (DAR) as well as the Office for Global Mental Health (GMH).

Speaker

Heather Weiss
Supervisory Grants Management Officer
National Institute of Mental Health

Heather Weiss has worked as a grants management specialist for the National Cancer Institute (NCI) for 10 years before joining the National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH) in 2015. During her time at NIMH, she administered grants and cooperative agreements under various programs such as the HEAL Initiative, PsychENCODE Consortium, Silvio O. Conte Centers for Basic and Translational Mental Health Research, Autism Sequencing Consortium and BRAIN Initiative Cell Census Network program.

She has also administered other roles under the Human BioMolecular Atlas Program (HuBMAP). In 2021, Heather was promoted to Team Lead and currently acts as a liaison to the Division of Neuroscience and Behavioral Science.