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Jessica Andrews

Jessica Andrews


Grant Development Specialist

Office Building

Morrill Hall



Mailing Address

Morrill Hall 200
Division of Research & Economic Dvlp-Box 2201
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007


South Dakota State University, '15 Masters in Mass Communications (MMC)
South Dakota State University, '00 BA in journalism & mass communications

Academic Interests

writing and editing
proposal development

Academic Responsibilities

My role supports faculty and professional staff in the pre-award process for funding to support research, scholarship, and creative activity (RSCA). This includes review and editing for proposal submissions, application and submission support (e.g. preparing supplementary documents, guideline review, submission application review), and budgeting and routing support. I also serve as an Authorized Organization Representative (AOR) for submission on behalf of SDSU for, USDA, NSF, and NIH and others. Our office also seeks training and development opportunities for our faculty & staff working in RSCA.

Committee Activities

I currently serve on the university joint governance committee for Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity (RSCA).

Professional Memberships

National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP), Jan 2021 to present

Work Experience

SDSU J.J. Lohr College of Engineering, grant specialist (June 2017 - Jan. 2020)
South Dakota Humanities Council, communications coordinator (June 2015 - Oct. 2016)
Lower Brule Community College, grant writer/development (March 2014 - June 2015)
Chamberlain/Oacoma Sun, editor (Dec. 2007 - Oct. 2013)