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Director, Office of Sponsored Programs
Year Started at JMU: 2000
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Website: https://www.jmu.edu/sponsoredprograms

Tamara Hatch, MBA, CRA, CPRA is the Director of the Office of Sponsored Programs. She is the Past-President of the Virginia Chapter of SRAI. She is a graduate of the College of William and Mary. She subsequently earned her Master’s in Business Administration from JMU.  Tamara has been in OSP at JMU since 2000 serving in progressively more responsible roles. As the authorized institutional representative for grant applications, contracts, and other funding instruments, she is responsible for reviewing all proposals and negotiating and executing all contracts and agreements for JMU which involve sponsored projects. She holds responsibility for fiscal oversight for all externally funded projects at the university. She serves on the Institutional Research Board, the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, Biosafety Committee, and Faculty Research Council. She enjoys delivering professional content to fellow research administrators through the Society for Research Administrators International (SRAI) and the National Council for University Research Administrators (NCURA).

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