Please welcome Dr. Lauren Causey, Augsburg’s new Manager of Sponsored Research

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I’m pleased to announce that Dr. Lauren Causey is Augsburg’s new Manager of Sponsored Research.

Lauren comes to Augsburg via the Science Museum of Minnesota, where she held the title of Senior Evaluation and Research Associate. In this position, Lauren served as lead proposal writer and/or evaluator on several $1M+ federal grants; served as a peer reviewer on National Science Foundation proposal review panels, and conducted prospect research on grantmakers familiar to faculty here.

Lauren was recently a member of the 2017-2018 cohort of Leaders in Equitable Evaluation and Diversity (LEEAD), a program under the auspices of the Annie E. Casey Foundation. LEEAD supports talented researchers in their pursuits of careers in evaluation that will influence the life outcomes of children, families, and communities.

As Manager of Sponsored Research, her primary responsibility will be to provide faculty and staff with guidance and direct support to help secure funds from external agencies and government sources such as the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Education. These grants will support faculty and student research, federal outreach and student services programs (e.g. TRIO-SSS, TRIO – McNair); equipment purchases; and other academic and learning services functions of the university.

Please join me in welcoming Lauren to Augsburg!

Jay D. Tacke Peterson
Director, Grants & Sponsored Programs