CHHS welcomes research development specialist

Claire Mogren

CHHS welcomes Claire Mogren, Research Development Specialist for the College. Claire will assist CHHS faculty and staff in finding funding opportunities and preparing and submitting their applications.  With Increasing external funding as part of our strategic plan, having a research development specialist on board is crucial.

If her name sounds familiar, it may be from her previous position as an assistant at the NIU Institute for the Study of the Environment, Sustainability, and Energy. In that role, she coordinated National Science Foundation-funded and Department of Education-funded initiatives, edited grant proposals and reviewed grant opportunities. Mogren was also a science intern with the Marine Conservation Institute in Glen Ellen, California.

She holds an M.S. in Marine System Science from the University of Glasgow and a B.S. in Earth, Society, and the Environment from the University of Illinois.

“I’m excited to work with CHHS’s diverse faculty and staff and provide the support needed to pursue external funding so they can continue their excellent research and service to students.”

Though Mogren is part of the NIU Division of Research and Innovation Partnerships team, she plans to be in her office is in Wirtz 227 Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings Contact Claire at

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