Published: June 28, 2022

The Society of Research Administrators (SRA) International’s ‘Future of the Field’ recognition program aims to shine light on up-and-comers innovating and influencing the Research Administration profession.

Danell Thompson, Assistant Director Contracts, Melissa Dunivant, Senior Proposal Analyst, and Tim Gehret, Senior Contracts Officer, were selected by a committee of Research Administrator peers, after the program received well over 100 nominations from around the globe. Applications were evaluated based on candidates’ career history, demonstration of exceptional professional growth, and significant contributions made to the advancement of Research Administration.

“The individuals recognized through Future of the Field are some of the best and brightest in our profession,” said Debra Schaller-Demers, President of SRA International. “These are the next generation trailblazers we know will drive Research Administration forward in the decades to come!”

‘Future of the Field’ selectees will be formally recognized at SRA International’s Annual Meeting this October in Las Vegas.

OCG’s Jessica Rowell, Proposal Development Manager, was named to the Future of the Field in 2021.

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