Staff/Contact

Iowa State University
Office of Sponsored Programs Administration (OSPA)
1138 Pearson Hall
505 Morrill Road
Ames Iowa 50011-2103

grants@iastate.edu
Phone: (515) 294-5225
Fax: (515) 294-8000

Staff Assignments

Responsibilities of the three sponsored activity teams, Pre-Award, Awards, and Industry-Contracts.
Note: Industry-Contracts contacts report to the Office of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer office.  www.industry.iastate.edu

 

Becky Musselman, OSPA Director
(515) 294-7723
rjmusse@iastate.edu
Authorized institutional official for Iowa State University. Provides overall leadership for sponsored programs administration, including policy development, training initiatives for faculty and staff, updates on federal initiatives and changes that will impact sponsored projects at ISU.

 

OSPA Awards Team

John Gilmour, Senior Award Administrator, OSPA
(515) 294-0523
jgilmour@iastate.edu
Responsible for negotiating and executing cooperative agreements, contracts, and other contractual agreements with external, non-industry/commodity sponsors. Originate and execute sub agreements and sub amendments under non-industry cooperative agreements and contracts.  Responsible for cooperative agreement and contract modifications.  Authorized Signatory for awards and post-award activities for Colleges of Engineering and Office of the Vice President for Research (INTRANS).

Aaron Lott, Award Administrator, OSPA
(515) 294-6290
lotta@iastate.edu
Responsible for review and processing of federal grants (unilateral awards) and grant amendments.  Originate and execute FDP sub award agreements and FDP sub amendments under non-industry/commodity grants.  Serves as Authorized Signatory for post-award modifications:  Rebudgets, PI changes, grant transfers, etc.  Authorized Signatory for awards and post-award activities for Colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Veterinary Medicine.  Special Assignments:  AES/VET USDA Research Support Agreements (Task Orders); and AES Leopold Center Grant Agreements.

Pam Helfer, Award Administrator, OSPA
(515) 294-9080
phelfer@iastate.edu
Responsible for review and processing of federal grants (unilateral awards) and grant amendments.  Originate and execute FDP sub award agreements and FDP sub amendments under non-industry/commodity grants.  Serves as Authorized Signatory for post-award modifications:  Rebudgets, PI changes, grant transfers, etc.  Authorized Signatory for awards and post-award activities for College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Office of the Vice President for Research, and Office of the President.  Special Assignments:  VPR INTRANS Iowa DOT Addendums and Amendments; VPR Iowa Energy Center Grant Agreements; and PRES Regent Innovations Fund Grant Agreements.

MaryK Koithan, Post-Award Program Assistant, OSPA
(515) 294-0599
mkoithan@iastate.edu
Responsible for post-award activities related to sponsored programs.  Initiates award and subaward setups in the Sponsored Programs Kuali Coeus Database. 

Keith Kutz, Senior Award Administrator, OSPA
(515) 294-0986
kkutz@iastate.edu
Responsible for negotiating and executing cooperative agreements, contracts, and other contractual agreements with external, non-industry/commodity sponsors. Originate and execute sub agreements and sub amendments under non-industry cooperative agreements and contracts.  Responsible for cooperative agreement and contract modifications.   Authorized Signatory for awards and post-award activities for Colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Design, and Human Sciences, Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost, Office of the Senior Vice President for Student Affairs; and Division of University Services and Division of Finance (formally Office of the Senior Vice President for Business and Finance)

Kristy Stallmann, Award Administrator, OSPA
(515) 294-6913
kstall@iastate.edu
Responsible for review and processing of federal grants (unilateral awards) and grant amendments.  Originate and execute FDP sub award agreements and FDP sub amendments under non-industry/commodity grants.  Serves as Authorized Signatory for post-award modifications:  Rebudgets, PI changes, grant transfers, etc.  Authorized Signatory for awards and post-award activities for the College of Business, Design, Engineering and Human Sciences, Extension and Outreach, Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost, Office of the Senior Vice President for Student Affairs; and Division of University Services and Division of Finance (formally Office of the Senior Vice President for Business and Finance)

Tammy Polaski, Associate Director, OSPA
(515) 294-0983
tra@iastate.edu.
Leads Awards Team in providing consistency and compatibility with university policies when negotiating award terms. Responsible for negotiating and executing cooperative agreements, contracts, and other contractual agreements with external, non-industry/commodity sponsors.  Originate and execute sub agreements and sub amendments under non-industry cooperative agreements and contracts.  Responsible for cooperative agreement and contract modifications.  Authorized Signatory for awards and post-award activities for College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Office of the Vice President for Research (non-INTRANS).

Marva Ruther, Senior Award Administrator, OSPA
(515) 294-7045
mruther@iastate.edu 
Responsible for negotiating and executing cooperative agreements, contracts, and other contractual agreements with external, non-industry/commodity sponsors.  Originate and execute sub agreements and sub amendments under non-industry cooperative agreements and contracts.  Responsible for cooperative agreement and contract modifications.  Authorized Signatory for awards and post-award activities for Colleges of Business and Veterinary Medicine, Extension and Outreach, and Office of the President.

 

OSPA Pre-Award Team

Send new proposal requests to ospa-proposals@iastate.edu

Andrea Rich, Manager, Pre-Award Services, OSPA
(515) 294-4642
arich@iastate.edu
Provides budget assistance and sponsor guideline interpretation to faculty and staff preparing grant applications for external funding consideration. Reviews and submits proposals that require electronic submission through systems such as Grants.gov, FastLane, and eRA Commons. Works with the sponsor to resolve any issues before an award is made. Leads the Proposal Team to offer customer service and training opportunities to the ISU community for pre-award services. Serves as Authorized Signatory for all pre-award services.  She is responsible for proposals from Vice President for Research - Institute for Transportation (InTrans)

Kirsten Abel, Pre-Award Administrator, OSPA
(515) 294-6806
Kabel@iastate.edu
Provides budget assistance and Sponsor guideline interpretation to faculty and staff preparing grant applications for external funding consideration. Review and submit proposals that require electronic submission through systems such as Grants.gov. FastLane, and eRA Commons. Works with the sponsor to resolve any issues before an award is made. She is responsible for proposals from Extension, the College of Human Sciences, College of Business, the Office of the Vice President for Research(other than InTrans) and Senior Vice President for Business and Finance.

Lynn Bagley, Pre-Award Administrator, OSPA
(515) 294-0558
labagley@iastate.edu
Provides budget assistance and sponsor guideline interpretation to faculty and staff preparing grant applications for external funding consideration. Reviews and submits proposals that require electronic submission through systems such as Grants.gov, FastLane, and eRA Commons. Works with the sponsor to resolve any issues before an award is made.  She is responsible for proposals from the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, President, Provost, Vice President for Student Affairs.

Deb Moses, Pre-Award Administrator, OSPA
Provides budget assistance and sponsor guideline interpretation to faculty and staff preparing grant applications for external funding consideration. Reviews and submits proposals that require electronic submission through systems such as Grants.gov, FastLane, and eRA Commons. Works with the sponsor to resolve any issues before an award is made.

Sandy Clark, Pre-Award Administrator, OSPA
(515) 294-4344
sclark@iastate.edu
Provides budget assistance and Sponsor guideline interpretation to faculty and staff preparing grant applications for external funding consideration. Review and submit proposals that require electronic submission through systems such as Grants.gov. FastLane, and eRA Commons. Works with the sponsor to resolve any issues before an award is made. She is responsible for proposals from the College of Engineering.

Michelle Vogt, Pre-Award Administrator, OSPA
(515) 294-0987
mvogt@iastate.edu
Provides budget assistance and sponsor guideline interpretation to faculty and staff preparing grant applications for external funding consideration. Review and submit proposals that require electronic submission through systems such as Grants.gov, FastLane, and eRA Commons. Works with the sponsor to resolve any issues before an award is made. She is responsible for proposals from the College Liberal Arts & Sciences, College of Design, and the College of Veterinary Medicine.

 

OSPA Support Staff

Jeremiah Baldus, Systems Analyst, OSPA Information Technology Services (ITS) Support
(515) 294-9077
jdbaldus@iastate.edu
Contact person for technical Liquid Office (GoldSheet) related questions.

Rick Charles, Systems Analyst, OSPA Information Technology Services (ITS) Support
(515) 294-4059
rcharles@iastate.edu
Contact person for technical Liquid Office (GoldSheet) related questions.

Dan Howell, Data Manager, OSPA
(515) 294-2867
dthowell@iastate.edu
Manages data integrity and management issues for OSPA systems.  Contact person for any technical issues related to OSPA website.

Diane Wright, Administrative Specialist, OSPA
(515) 294-0984
dewright@iastate.edu
Records all incoming mail into the OSPA Tracking System, serves as the office telecommunications coordinator and HR coordinator, assists with oversight of the OSPA budget, provides direct administrative assistance to the director and responsible for the overall management of daily operations.

 

OIPTT-Industry Contracts

CONTACT INFORMATION- 515-294-4740; industry-contracts@iastate.edu

Laura Carabillo- 294-5535/ industry-contracts@iastate.edu ; lec@iastate.edu
Business (BUS)
Design (DSN)
Engineering (ENGR)
Ames Laboratory (Ames Lab)
Center for Nondestructive Evaluation (CNDE)
Critical Materials Institute (CMI)
Vice President of Research (VPR except Intrans)
Commodity (split)

Lynne Mumm- 294-6339/ industry-contracts@iastate.edu ; lmumm@iastate.edu
Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ABE)
Bioeconomy Institute (BEI)
BioCentury Research Farm
Center for Biorenewable Chemicals (CBiRC)
Institute for Transportation (InTrans)
Commodity (split)

May Wu-294-5282/ industry-contracts@iastate.edu ; maywu@iastate.edu
Agriculture and Life Sciences/Agriculture Experiment Station (CALS/AES) - except ABE
Extension (EXT)
Center for Arthropod Management Technologies (CAMTech)
Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS)
Center for Plant Transformation MTAs
Commodity (split)

Peter Gudlewski-294-0570 industry-contracts@iastate.edu ; peterg@iastate.edu
Human Sciences (HS)
Virtual Reality Applications Center (VRAC)
Veterinary Medicine (VET)
Plant Science Institute (PSI) - Center for Crops Utilization Research (CCUR)
Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites (CB2)
Commodity (split)

Post Award
Mary Bonvillain 294-0478/ industry-contracts@iastate.edu ; Marybon@iastate.edu
Field Trials after Jan. 2017