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Business Services

higgins operations and business services

The Business Services unit is dedicated to assisting the tenants in Higgins Hall with procurement, travel, payroll related matters and sponsored research. The Business Services unit serves as the primary liaison with Purchasing, Accounts Payable, The Office for Sponsored Programs, Human Resources, and the Human Resources Service Center.


Includes issues regarding the processing of paperwork for undergraduate and graduate students, research technicians, post doctoral fellows and faculty summer salaries should be brought to the Business Office. These issues may include: new hires, end date extensions, and terminations.


Includes processing both supply and capital equipment requisitions in addition to soliciting formal bids and securing new vendors. We strive to maintain strong relationships and meet regularly with our primary vendors to negotiate pricing, contracts, and to find similar products to offer cost saving. In addition, we organize and coordinate shows, seminars, and training, for continued awareness of new products and offers in the field for both the Biology and Physics Departments.

Reimbursement Requests

Reimbursement guidelines vary by funding source.

Grant Proposals and Awards

Includes finding funding opportunities and developing grant applications which will complement and strengthen the university mission.

Sponsored Research

Includes assisting PIs with grant submissions, no cost extensions, transfers of funds, notification of funding opportunities.