Pre-Award Specialist

Job Purpose:

Situated within the Office of Research and reporting to the Team Lead, this person is responsible for partnering with University investigators to develop and maintain assigned portions of TTU’s pre-award portfolio.

Tennessee Tech provides impact through its engaged students, dedicated faculty, and career-ready graduates known for their creativity, tenacity, and analytical approach to problem solving. As a STEM-infused, comprehensive institution, Tennessee Tech delivers enduring education, impactful research, and collaborative service that creates, advances, and applies knowledge to expand opportunity and economic competitiveness.

 Tennessee Tech is committed to a diverse workforce by fostering an inclusive work environment for students, faculty, and staff. Successful candidates should have a demonstrated commitment and contribution to fostering and advancing equity, diversity and inclusion. Tennessee Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Essential Functions:

Research Administration. Assist investigators (faculty, staff, and students) with the identification of funding opportunities. Assist investigators in the development and submission of proposals to federal and nonfederal sponsoring agencies, including: Develop proposal budgets, Confirm proposal meets sponsor requirements, Verify cost sharing in proposal is listed and commitments secured, Conduct programmatic review of proposal and receive institutional approval, Record proposal information in Institutional System of Record (Banner) for tracking, Submit proposal to sponsor via appropriate agency portal (electronic or paper), Adhere to agreed-upon processes and documented S.O.P.s, and maintain current working know ledge of all external regulations, internal policies and general best practices informing pre-award research administration.

Contact Information

Tennessee Technological University



Tennessee Technological University
PO Box 5036


Background Information

4-Year Degree


  • College/University
  • Grants and Contracts

U.S. Citizen


Target Job Information


  • Full Time