Patricia Hawk

 Number of Years in Research Administration: 33

Institutions: University of Virginia, US Environmental Protection Agency, University of Oregon, Oregon Health & Sciences University, Oregon State University


Patricia Hawk is the Assistant Vice President for Sponsored Research and Award Administration at Oregon State University (OSU). Pat has been involved in research administration for more than 30 years. Pat began her career as a research administrator in the Office of the Associate Provost for Research at the University of Virginia. Pat has also worked at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Research and Development as an Extramural Projects Coordinator. Pat also served as a Sponsored Projects Administrator at the University of Oregon before going to Oregon Health and Sciences University (OHSU) to serve as the Assistant Director of the Sponsored Projects Administration Office. Pat left OHSU and joined OSU’s Cost Analysis Office in June 2004, where her primary responsibility was to prepare OSU’s Facilities and Administrative (F&A) rate proposal and review/revise OSU’s Disclosure Statement (DS-2).  Pat joined the Office of Sponsored Programs in 2005 as Assistant Director and took over as Director in July 2007.  In 2015, OSU combined its pre- and post-award offices into the Office for Sponsored Research and Award Administration, and chose Pat to lead this new office.


Pat’s been an active member in NCURA during her research administration career, as a presenter and a program committee member.  She has served on national and regional program committees, and has also co-chaired the 47th Annual Meeting Program Committee in 2005 and FRA VIII in 2007; in addition she has co-presented the NCURA TV Program entitled “A-110 for Departmental Administrators” and more recently moderated NCURA TV’s “Critical Issues for Departmental Administrators” in 2010.  She has served as a faculty member of the Fundamentals workshop, the Financial Research Administration Workshop, the Departmental Research Administration Workshop, and currently serves as a Global Travelling Workshop Faculty. Pat has served on the Board of Directors in three different capacities, and has also served as NCURA’s President.  She currently serves as the NCURA Magazine’s Senior Editor, and also serves on the Council on Governmental Relations (COGR) Nominating Committee.  

NCURA Peer Program engagements are priced as a flat fee, scaled to the sponsored programs total active award dollars in the last fiscal year, regardless of type of Peer Program engagement.