Rebecca D. Claycamp

Rebecca D. Claycamp

Research Administration Consultant

McKinney, TX


Currently, I am consultant and educator on varied compliance and policy subjects in research administration. In 2020 I retired as the Chief Grants Management Officer of the National Institute of Mental Health, where I was responsible for the oversight of fiscal and administrative activities of the Institute’s $1.6 billion grant and cooperative agreement portfolio. Prior to coming to the NIH in 2001, I spent 19 years as a central and departmental research administrator at the University of Kansas, the University of Iowa, and the University of Pittsburgh. I have received numerous awards and am recognized as an accomplished educator on topics across the research administration spectrum from both the sponsor and recipient perspectives.

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  • Institutional Compliance and Risk
  • Policy Implementation
  • National Institutes of Health
  • MS in Biology (Biochemical Genetics), 1979

    University of Alabama

  • BSc in Pure Zoology, 1976

    University of Reading (UK)


Jan 2021 – Present McKinney, TX

Areas of Expertise:

  • NIH Grants Policy and Compliance
  • Institutional Risk
  • Research Administration Education
Senior Advisor
Apr 2020 – Nov 2020 Rockville, MD
Supported initial grants management transition at the start of COVID
Chief Grants Management Officer
National Institute of Mental Health
Jan 2003 – Mar 2020
Responsible for oversight of all fiscal and administrative activities for the Institute’s portfolio of grants and cooperative agreements
Deputy Grants Management Officer
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Aug 2001 – Dec 2002 Rockville, MD
Assistant Chair
University of Pittsburgh, Department of Chemistry
Aug 1990 – Jun 2001 Pittsburgh, PA
Directed administration of a large research and instructional department
Research Development Coordinator
University of Iowa, Division of Sponsored Programs
Jul 1986 – May 1990 Iowa City, IA
One of four central research administration staff overseeing the administration of research awards
Outreach Coordinator
University of Iowa, Office of International Education and Services
Sep 1985 – Jun 1986 Iowa City, IA
Coordinator of Grant Development and External Affairs
University of Kansas, Institute for Economic and Business Research
Aug 1982 – Sep 1985 Lawrence, KS

Professional Activities

Advisory Board Member
for the Masters in Research Administration
Certified Research Administrator (CRA)
Charter recipient. Served multiple terms on the RACC Board of Directors
Society of Research Administrators International
Serving in regional and national leadership roles. Distinguished Faculty member. Currently involved in microcredentialing curriculum development.

Recent & Upcoming Talks

Recent Publications