Sponsored Projects

The research administration staff of the Business and Research Administration Office (BARA) is dedicated to providing outstanding customer service to KSAS faculty while ensuring compliance with federal, sponsor, and university policies and regulations. BARA research administrators work with principal investigators and department staff throughout the process of proposal development and submission, award negotiation, day-to-day award management, and award closeout, serving as a “one stop shop” for all sponsored project-related needs.

In addition to pre-award services such as proposal review and submission and award negotiation, the BARA research administration staff:

  • Assists departments in preparing proposals through Coeus
  • Ensures awareness of and provides education on sponsored projects topics
  • Reviews subrecipient invoices to ensure compliance with all sponsor and university requirements
  • Ensures compliance with effort reporting requirements
  • Serves as a liaison with Sponsored Projects Shared Services
  • Resolves post-award issues, working with departmental staff

The above list is illustrative rather than exhaustive. The BARA research administrators are here to assist with all sponsored project needs. The information contained on these pages is intended to serve as a guide or “starting point” as you navigate the world of sponsored projects administration. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.

Sponsored Projects Shared Services Assignments

  • See a list of Sponsored Projects Shared Services staff departmental assignments


Business And Research Administration (BARA)
Wyman Building, Suite N600
3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore MD 21218-2685
Phone: 410-516-4525
Fax: 410-516-4100
Email: bara@jhu.edu

John P Toscano
Interim Dean

Bertrand Garcia-Moreno
Interim Vice Dean of Natural Sciences

Mary Louise Healy
Assistant Dean for Research Administration

Tyler Cain
Sponsored Projects Officer

Karen Schaefer
Sr. Sponsored Projects Officer

  • See a list of BARA staff departmental assignments