Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA)

SPA provides budget review and institutional signature for all external proposal submissions, manages electronic application submission processes, and negotiates awards received from external sources for sponsored program activities on behalf of the university.  The office also assists in non-financial post award administration matters. 

Resources for budget development, submitting proposals, and managing awards:

Val Kettner

Associate Vice President 
701.231.9608
val.kettner@ndsu.edu
Authorized signature for proposals/awards (AOR); provides overall leadership for SPA; policy development; non-industry award negotiation; sponsor liaison.

Amy Scott
Assistant Director
701.231.8976
amy.scott@ndsu.edu
Novelution system sponsored research module implementation lead; Authorized signature for proposals/awards (AOR); non-industry award negotiation; assistance with pre-award and non-financial post-award issues; sponsor liaison.

Cindy Eleson
Budget & Program Officer
701.231.5259
cindy.smelsereleson@ndsu.edu
Budget review; assistance with proposal forms; electronic proposal submission; guidance on federal submission portals.

Shelly Sandstrom
Award and Proposal Officer
701.231.7258
shelly.sandstrom@ndsu.edu
Authorized signature for proposals/awards (AOR); non-industry award negotiation; assistance with pre-award and non-financial post-award issues; sponsor liaison.

Rebecca Sandell
Award & Budget Officer
701.231.8898
rebecca.sandell@ndsu.edu
Budget review; assistance with proposal forms; electronic proposal submission; assistance with budget revisions and PI changes; assistance with no-cost extensions and advanced spending requests.

POSITION OPEN 
Award Intake Officer
Facilitate award processing; assistance with no-cost extensions and advanced spending requests; resource for proposal/award processes; webpage maintenance.

Christy Gallagher-Lein
Research Informatics Analyst
(701) 231-8573
christy.gallagher-lein@ndsu.edu
Statistical proposal/award reports; Power BI interactive report creation/maintenance; NSF HERD Survey data collection and reporting.

 

Joycelyn Lucke
Assistant Director for Business Development
(701) 231-5624
joycelyn.lucke@ndsu.edu 
Authorized signature for industry sponsored awards, non-financial agreements, and subawards; industry-sponsored award negotiation; industry sponsor liaison.
Sharon May
Export Control Administrator
(701) 231-6455
ndsu.exportcontrols@ndsu.edu
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