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Scott Niles
Scott Niles, MA, CRA

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Scott Niles, MA, CRA, Grants and Contracts Administrator
Program/Dept: Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
Degrees, Licensures and Certifications: BA, MA, CRA
Contact Info:
901 Ginger Hall
Phone: 606-783-2278
Office Hours:



Scott Niles has a Bachelor's in English and a Master's in Journalism from Marshall University, and is currently a doctoral candidate in Education Leadership Studies at the University of Kentucky.  He has extensive experience in grant writing, project and budget development, and federal regulations governing grants and contracts. He has obtained the Certified Research Administrator (CRA) credential, a national accreditation in research management issued by the Research Administrators Certification Council, and is a member of both the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) and the Society of Research Administrators International (SRA).

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Research News

  • The US Environmental Protection Agency, through the Kentucky Division of Water, has awarded Morehead State University a three-year, $376,893 grant for implementation of the Triplett Creek Watershed Based Plan. Led by Environmental Center Director April Haight, the project aims to reduce nonpoint source pollutant loads in the Triplett Creek Watershed and meet water quality standards by implementing a plan that calls for a range of best management practices that target sediment, bacteria, nutrients, and other pollutants. Additional information about this project can be found here, or by contacting April Haight at 606-783-2455.
  • The Kentucky Environmental Education Council has awarded Morehead State University a $112,000 grant to administer the Kentucky University Partnership for Environmental Education (KUPEE). KUPEE focuses on achieving systemic change in the way universities prepare educators and future leaders by ensuring environmental education is central to colleges of education across the Commonwealth. Led by Biology Professor Brian Reeder, KUPEE is a partnership between MSU and Eastern Kentucky University, Kentucky State University, Murray State University, Northern Kentucky University, and Western Kentucky University. For more information about the project, please contact Brian Reeder at 606-783-2957.
  • The US Department for Health and Human Services' Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has awarded Morehead State University a 3-year, $267,064 grant to design and implement a campus Suicide Prevention Program on all of MSU's campuses.  Directed by Mental Health Counselor Carol Barnett, the project seeks to create a Suicide Prevention Program that will systematically create a campus environment that is safer for all students, staff, and faculty, to intervene and assist those at risk for suicide, and to create an enhanced infrastructure to promote a cultural change regarding the perception of mental health. For more information about the project, please contact Carol Barnett at 606-783-2123.




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