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Heather Tunnell

Grants & Contracts Administrator

Trent 217
(919) 613-6127

Heather assists Principal Investigators (PI) at DGHI to apply for and manage grants and contracts. Pre-award activities include: Assisting departmental faculty/PI to develop, prepare, and submit grant and contract proposals; Ensuring that applications meet agency and Duke University guidelines, timelines, and deadlines; and Ensuring that proposals are completed and routed in a timely fashion for review. Post-award activities include: Detailed reconciliation of assigned project budgets; Preparing complex budget reports; and Preparing adjustments and corrections in assigned project budgets for further review and approval in order to meet project goals and federal requirements.

Heather has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with a focus of Computer Information Systems from Appalachian State University and a varied work background.

Favorite activity/ hobby outside of work: Hiking with my dog

Favorite country I've traveled to and why: So far my favorite is Scotland. The highlands and Lochs are some of the most beautiful landscapes I've seen and there are very few other tourists sharing the view.

Favorite food: Avocado... they make any meal better!

Heather Tunnell