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Business Office/HR

Business Office/HR

The IGB Business Office/HR processes appointments, proposals, purchases, reports, visas, etc., and serves as the liaison between IGB faculty, staff, students and University administration for business-related functional and compliance issues which may arise as a result of conducting the day-to-day operations of the Institute. The IGB Business Office follows all OBFS Policies & Procedures.

Proposal Intake Form

The Proposal Intake Form helps streamline the collection of important, required proposal information and increases the effectiveness and efficiency of the proposal submission process. Please complete and submit this form for ALL Proposal Submission Requests through the IGB. This will inform the proposal development staff of IGB proposal submissions and request proposal development support such as proposal editing and proofreading; reference management; data management; graphic design; outreach and more.  Access the form here.

Please Read: Electronic Research Administration (eRA) Commons Account two-factor authentication

As of September 15, 2021, eRA has begun requiring two-factor authentication for principal investigators and key personnel 45 days after the submission of an application (Type 1 or 2) or Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR). Please note that due to this change, researchers will no longer be able to share their credentials with others for assistance with completing administrative tasks, including submission of Just-in-Time information or Research Performance Progress Reports. Questions about this change can be directed to

Instruction guides on how to sign up via an InCommon Federated account, the preferred method, or via are available here:

Resources and helpful links


Business Office Functions / Contacts:

Airfare Purchase Theme Admins
Allocations Carla Dickey

(217) 244-4522
Billings Meii Chan

(217) 333-2024
Copy Machine Access (IGB)

Grants and Contracts IGB Grants Group

(217) 300-1281
IGB Purchasing (Chrome River queries, IBuy assistance)
Department Card Manager Renee Profancik

(217) 300-8607
Purchasing and Procurement Oversight

Purchasing - Pcard Order Information Form
IGB Purchasing Group
Refreshment/Meal Form

IGB Documentation for Meals & Refreshments
IGB Purchasing Group
Travel Reimbursements: Domestic or Foreign Renee Profancik

(217) 300-8607


HR Functions / Contacts:

Appointment Processing Jacinda King

(217) 244-2276
Payroll/Time sheets Malissa Leistner

(217) 244-0039
Visas Jacinda King

(217) 244-2276

If you have any questions regarding the operations of the IGB Business Office, please feel free to contact Carla Dickey at 244-4522 or by e-mail at

Business Office Fax: (217) 265-6570

IGB Grant and Proposal Processing Support

Members of the Communications office and the Business office are available to assist you in creating and submitting your grant proposals and outreach programs. Contact us, or visit this page for more information.