Associate Vice President for the Office of Research Administration

Laura Kozma

Laura Kozma, Associate Vice President for the Office of Research Administration, joined the University in September 2020. She provides leadership for sponsored administration which includes proposal review, processing, contract negotiations, award funding, expenditure, and compliance monitoring, and serves as audit liaison for the Institution for sponsored awards. In this same capacity, she is also responsible for sponsored cash management, university-wide reporting, and regulatory education and training programs. In addition, Ms. Kozma leads the facilities and administrative (indirect cost) rate calculation and negotiations and is responsible for the financial review and set-up of recharge centers.  

Previously Laura served as the Executive Director of Sponsored Program Services and Faculty Services at the University of Connecticut overseeing the office responsible for all sponsored awards under the Office of the Vice President for Research including the development of a new shared service department to improve and enhance administrative support for faculty related to sponsored awards. Prior to the University of Connecticut, Laura spent over ten years at Yale University in several roles including serving at the Assistant Director in the office of Grant and Contract Administration. Laura graduated cum laude from the University of Connecticut and obtained her Master of Arts degree from Southern Connecticut State University. Laura has been active in both NCURA and SRA, is a member of the Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP) and serves as UM’s lead representative on the Council on Governmental Relations (COGR).

Office: Associate Vice President for the Office of Research Administration
Telephone: 305-284-3965