106a Bond Life Sciences Center
Patience Okiring is the first point of contact for all proposals as part of the Pre-Award Team, which also includes Julia Rodriguez. They support the proposal development of all Bond LSC investigators. This support includes, at minimum, guideline interpretation, budget development, compiling information, completing forms, internally obtaining approvals and contracting the sponsor, if needed.
Given sufficient time, they are able to provide more assistance such as: finding funding opportunities, building teams, developing non-scientific content and editing/proofing the complete proposal.
Her counterpart, Julia Rodriguez, focuses on supporting strategic initiatives and large center-type proposals.