In College Proposal Development Professionals

The following colleges and institutes currently offer proposal management services. Request proposal development services from your college or institute below.

Kelly Basinger

Kelly Basinger is the Proposal Manager for the Advanced Environmental Research Institute. She has been at the University of North Texas since 2018. Kelly has been working in the proposal process with more than 20 years of experience in university, non-profit, and private settings. She has submitted hundreds of proposals and won hundreds of millions in funding and business. Her curiosity and care for others help guide teams to success. Kelly also likes to coax faculty and staff success with her baking prowess.

Phone: 940-369-5776
Email: kelly.basinger@unt.edu
Office Location: EESAT 215 D

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Natasha Gorski

Natasha Gorski is the Proposal Manager for the BioDiscovery Institute. She joined the University of North Texas in 2021 after spending five years working at a chemical startup in Pittsburgh, where she helped acquire and manage federal research projects with agencies such as the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, and National Science Foundation. Natasha has a background in research, proposal development, and project management. With degrees in both Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering, her technical background helps her to quickly understand and edit research project narratives.

Phone: 940-565-3469
Email: natasha.gorski@unt.edu
Office Location: SRB 134

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Kathy Dreyer

Kathy Dreyer is the proposal manager for the College of Business and the McNatt Institute of Logistics. She has worked in grant proposal development in higher education for over 20 years. Her experience includes creating proposals for and managing projects funded by state, federal, and private funds. She earned her doctorate in Applied Gerontology and has taught courses in gerontology, grant writing, and volunteer management. She also has experience in strategic planning, evaluation, and grant writing. In her free time, Kathy volunteers as a Stephen Minister, and as part of a grant writing team for Special Olympics and the Monsignor King Outreach Center in Denton.

Phone: 940-565-3059
Email: katherine.dreyer@unt.edu
Office Location: BLB 331E

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Jacob Ray

Jacob Ray is the Proposal Manager for the College of Science. He joined the University of North Texas in 2021 after serving several years as a research administrator within the University of North Carolina System, most recently providing cradle-to-grave contracts and grants services for the UNC School of Medicine. He currently supports the College of Science by overseeing the full life cycle of proposal development, including planning, scheduling, and managing competitive submissions of varying complexity with end-to-end ownership of proposal development and related support processes. He collaborates with COS faculty and staff in budget preparation, document collection, and sponsor guideline interpretation to ensure timely and proper submissions.

Phone: 940-369-5057
Email: jacob.ray@unt.edu
Office Location: Hickory Hall 120A

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Krenare Skivjani

Krenare Skivjani is the Proposal Manager for the Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Processing Institute (AMMPI). Prior to joining the University of North Texas in late 2021, she worked for several years in proposal development and grant management for higher education and private sector entities including The University of Texas at Dallas and the University of Alabama. She has vast experience in working and managing state and federal grants, as well as in project management and process improvement. Currently, Krenare supports the AMMPI by overseeing the full life cycle of proposal development and managing proposal collaboration between multiple institutions.

Phone:940-369-8934
Email: Krenare.Skivjani@unt.edu
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Holly Cieslikowski

Holly Cieslikowski serves as the Proposal Manager for the College of Health and Public Service. Prior to joining the University of North Texas, she spent several years at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, where she helped researchers obtain funding in epidemiology, human genetics, environmental sciences, and occupational health. Holly enjoys working closely with faculty and staff to build research teams and develop competitive proposals.

Phone:
Email: Holly.Cieslikowski@unt.edu
Office Location: Chilton Hall

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Kasia Milewski

Kasia Milewski is the Proposal Manager for the College of Information, which includes the departments of Information Science, Learning Technologies, and Linguistics, and has worked at the University of North Texas since 2011. Kasia has over 3 years of Research Administration experience, working as a Pre-Award Grants and Contracts Specialist at UNT, and in project management. As Proposal Manager, Kasia is available to assist faculty with finding external funding opportunities, meeting with faculty to discuss research goals and planning, making connections with collaborators, and overseeing the proposal development process from the planning stage to assisting with the budget and proposal development.

Phone:940-369-8496
Email: Kasia.Milewski@unt.edu
Office Location: Discovery Park, E290

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