Office for Nursing Research

The School of Nursing Impact Office is dedicated to efficiently facilitating high-impact sponsored projects to maximize their impact on the University of Washington and larger community.  The Impact Office supports donor-funded projects that have a minimal focus on research and would not normally be reviewed by the UW Office of Sponsored Projects, including service agreements and gifts. 

The Impact Office provides high-level administrative and operational support facilitating a project’s efficiency and success but does not manage the day-to-day activities of each project. 

 Project Intake 

  • Liaise with Advancement to determine the specific scope of the sponsored project funding opportunities 
  • Review and determine routing to IO or OSP 
  • Submit funding opportunity and proposed routing for ET approval  
  • Communicate project funding opportunities to faculty  

Project Proposal  

  • General project budget development support 
  • Collect Project Proposal Submissions 
  • Work with Advancement to finalize all documents with the Sponsor/Donor 

Project Set-Up and Facilitation  

Conduct contract review, redline and negotiation 

  • Facilitate AG review and COO signing as necessary
  • If needed, set up subcontracts, consultant contracts 

Project planning support  

  • Meet with PI to organize high level project needs, and support materials 
  • Coordinate project lead, sponsor, & advancement, facilitating meetings as necessary  
  • Manage sponsor reporting requirements and timelines 

Hiring of project team members 

  • Help PI determine hiring needs and budget 
  • Facilitate job description creation, and coordinate position creation with HR 
  • Manage position advertising and recruitment 
  • Manage logistics of interview and hiring process 
  • Facilitate onboarding including systems access and computer set up 

Budget & Finance 

  • Facilitate budget set up through F&A, ensure compliance with fiscal monitoring   
  • Submit all reimbursement, purchase, and PTI requests 
  • Track and reconcile project spending  
  • Ensure funder is invoiced per contract terms 

Project Reporting and Close Out  

  • Draft all progress reports for funder and ET as agreed to in the contract or gift agreement 
  • Drive promotion of the project and its outcomes 
  • Draft final report and work with Advancement submit to submit final report to funder 

COMING SOON (June 2023): Project management

  • Dedicated project manager for the lifecycle of your project
  • Project planning & management support  
  • Day to day operational support

Impact Office Service Rate:  $100/hour

The services of the Impact Office are fully funded by the projects the office supports. These costs will be built into the budgets of new proposals with transparency to the funder and faculty.

As this is a new service, we will continue to review and refine the fee structure, as well as the service options that are available.