Support for LIRA users

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Dear Lehigh faculty and staff,

The LIRA (Lehigh Integrated Research Administration) system will go live in one week, on Monday, March 6, 2023. From that day forward, all proposals will be submitted through the system. We write to communicate the various ways you can access support for your use of the system in the days, weeks, and months ahead.

Who can help me with my proposal development in LIRA?

College of Arts & Sciences
Joe Bates, senior grants administrator (

College of Business
Gregg Henry, director of administration (

College of Education
Gina Sierzega, senior research program development officer (
or Huron support (

College of Health
Heather Messina, assistant director of administration (
Danielle Barzydlo, coordinator of pre-award research (

P.C. Rossin College of Engineering & Applied Science
For budget preparation, your department business manager 
or Huron support (

Other proposers
Huron support (

What if I need a refresher on how to use the system? 

Visit the training resources on the LIRA website.

Whom do I contact if I run into technical issues with the system?

Please log a ticket in JIRA at and someone will respond to you as soon as possible.

Best regards,

Cynthia Kane, AVP of Research and Sponsored Programs and Project Sponsor

Ilena Key, Chief Technology Officer and Project Sponsor