Our team

Our team

Christina Kyrus

Pre-Award Business Manager

Christina Kyrus

1100 East Leigh Street, Room 4001A
Box 980567
Richmond, VA 23298-0567

Phone: (804) 828-3221
Email: cikyrus@vcu.edu

“Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Christina Kyrus works in the Office of Research to help coordinate and submit grants on behalf of the VCU School of Nursing. As pre-award manager for the school, Christina works closely with the Associate Dean for Research serving as a resource to the faculty research investigators to meet institutional and sponsor deadlines as well as all financial, administrative and other compliance requirements.


  • Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
    Masters of Business Administration, 2007
  • James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
    Bachelor of Business Administration, 2003

Professional Experience

  • Research Administrator, VCU School of Nursing, June 2015 – Present
  • Special Projects Coordinator, Dept. of Physiology & Biophysics, VCU School of Medicine, 2008 – 2015
  • Graduate Assistant/Advisor, School of Business, Old Dominion, 2006-2008
  • Paralegal/Branch Office Administrator, Hunter Law Firm, 2004-2006

Certifications, Memberships and Awards

  • Virginia Commonwealth Notary Public, Commission Expires: June 30, 2016
  • Dorris Douglas Budd Award: VCU Certificate of Appreciation/Recognition, September 2014
  • Society of Research Administrators Regional Meeting – Norfolk, 2013
  • Member of Society of Research Administrators International (SRA)
  • Sponsored Project Administration – Virginia Commonwealth University – Richmond 2009

Completed Research Training//Coursework

  • NIH Submissions to Grants.Gov using “RAMS-SPOT”, 2015
  • IACUC/DAR Information Session, 2014
  • NIH Proposal Preparation, Review & Submission 
  • eSNAP and RPPR Tutorials (to assist PI’s with Progress Report Submissions)
  • VCUera Proposal Submission (refresher course)
  • Completed the HR recommended QPR Gatekeeper Training (Depression/Stress/Suicide Prevention) – 2014
  • Animal Research (Campus Policies, State Guidelines, etc)
  • Banner Finance Research Accounting Training 
  • Procurement and Payment (Policies and Procedures)
  • OSP Research Administration Bootcamp
  • ARMICS Informational Session, 2010
  • VCU Sponsored Project Administration Certificate Program (4 month training program), 2009
  • Program Director Support Staff Meeting (organized annually by Lori Floyd-Miller in the VCU Graduate School)
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