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:


Please contact us if you have questions or need assistance:
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
Authorized signature for proposals/awards (AOR); lead proposal reviewer; 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

Jill Mackenzie
Award & Program Officer
701.231.5494
jill.mackenzie@ndsu.edu
Authorized signature for proposals/awards (AOR); back-up proposal reviewer; non-industry award negotiation; assistance with pre-award and non-financial post-award issues; Novelution system implementation lead

Vicki Miller
Budget & Program Officer
701.231.8898
victoria.miller@ndsu.edu
Budget review; assistance with proposal forms; electronic proposal submission; assistance with budget revisions and PI changes

Shelly Sandstrom
Program Assistant
701.231.7258
shelly.sandstrom@ndsu.edu
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

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