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
OSPA Awards Team
OSPA Pre-Award Team
OSPA Support Staff
OIPTT-Industry Contracts
Grants Hub
Sponsored Programs Accounting

 

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

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).

Amy Arndorfer, Award Administrator, OSPA
(515) 294-6913

amarndor@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 Liberal Arts and Sciences, Extension and Outreach, Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost, Office of the Vice President for Research

Pam Helfer, Senior Award Administrator, OSPA
(515) 294-9080
phelfer@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.

Jeff Klein , Award Administrator, OSPA
(515) 294-0523
jeklein@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 Business, Design, Engineering and Human Sciences, Division of University Services and Division of Finance (formally Office of the Senior Vice President for Business and Finance) and Office of the PresidentSpecial Assignments:  VPR INTRANS Iowa DOT Addendums and Amendments; PRES Regent Innovations Fund Grant Agreements.

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)

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, and Office of the Senior Vice President for Student Affairs.  Special Assignments:  AES/VET USDA Research Support Agreements (Task Orders); and AES Iowa Nutrient Research Center and Leopold Center Grant Agreements.

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 Engineering and Office of the Vice President for Research (INTRANS).

Nicholas Scott, Post-Award Program Assistant, OSPA
(515) 294-5225
nascott1@iastate.edu
Responsible for post-award activities related to sponsored programs. Initiates award and subaward setups in the Sponsored Programs Kuali Coeus Database.

 

OSPA Pre-Award Team

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

Andrea Rich, Program 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.  

Janice Crow, Pre-Award Administrator, OSPA
(515) 294-6806
jrcrow@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 College of Veterinary Medicine, College of Design, Office of the Senior Vice President for University Services, and select units from the College of Engineering.

Sara Fonseca-Ricke, Pre-Award Administrator, OSPA
(515) 294-4344
sfonseca@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.

Amanda Redling, Pre-Award Administrator, OSPA
(515) 294-0558
aredling@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 Agricultural Experiment Station/ College of Agriculture & Life Science's and College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.

Nichole Richter, Pre-Award Administrator, OSPA
(515) 294-4567
nicholer@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 Agriculture & Life Sciences, College of Business, Office of the Senior Vice President for Student Affairs, Office of the President, Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost

Keary Saul, Pre-Award Administrator, OSPA
(515) 294-0987
ksaul@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 Human Sciences, Office of the Senior Vice President for Extension and Outreach, and Office of the Vice President for Research.

 

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.

Dawn Smith, Administrative Specialist, OSPA
(515) 294-0984
dlwsmith@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

515-294-4740; industry-contracts@iastate.edu
http://www.techtransfer.iastate.edu/en/welcome/

 

Grants Hub

515-294-4220; grantshub@iastate.edu
http://www.grantshub.iastate.edu

 

Sponsored Programs Accounting

515-294-4569; spa@iastate.edu
http://www.controller.iastate.edu/spa/homepage.html