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Monica Bolden

Senior Research Administrator, Pre-Award Services
Division of Research and Economic Development
Office: RAB 106
Mail Code: 1055
Phone: 702-895-5525


Monica Bolden brings to UNLV eight years of grants and contract administration experience. Prior to joining the Office of Sponsored Programs, she was a grants and contracts coordinator for the Nevada Cancer Institute, where she was responsible for pre-award and post-award grant support for the entire center. She also negotiated contracts with pharmaceutical companies for their clinical trials. She has also worked in higher education; at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, she managed pre-award and post-award grants for the School of Engineering. Bolden holds a bachelor’s degree in finance/economics and business management. In her current role at UNLV she provides a variety of services to various colleges, such as proposal development and review, subcontract development and negotiations, and funding opportunity searches.