Grants Program Management

The Grants Program Management (GPM) team strives to provide administrative support specifically tailored to address the unique requirements of each Notre Dame researcher. Whether you are a faculty member with an existing support system already in place, or an individual researcher with limited administrative support, the GPM team’s goal is to be a resource for you to reduce the mundane administrative tasks you are often faced with as a researcher, so you can focus your efforts on your research initiatives.

The team is also available as a resource for Department, Center, Institute and Central Office (e.g. Accounts Payable) staff who interact with Notre Dame researchers. Staff members from these various groups no longer have to get transferred to multiple offices to get a question answered. The GPM team can find the answers for you to the things that do not come up everyday, the one-offs, or the odd.

For your convenience, GPM staff are located in the Colleges for ease of access and quick response time.

 

 

Services Provided

  • Assist with purchasing/payments (buyNDProcardcheck requisitions, etc.)
  • Provide support for unique/complicatedtravel arrangements and expense reimbursements (travelND).
  • Serve as liaison to central offices for unique, unusual, or odd questions/needs/concerns
  • Create position descriptions, and assist a department with appointment needs
  • Provide support for CORES(Core Ordering and Reporting Enterprise System), the core facility ordering and reporting software application
  • Establish award budgets and accounts for grant expenditures
  • Communicate terms of award and requirements to research team
  • Conduct “launch meetings” with faculty to identify and coordinate project business needs
  • Develop account projections/internal financial reporting for PIs to monitor and plan for grant expenditures

 

 

Meet the Grants Business Management Team

  • Director, Grants Program Management (Arts and Letters, Science)

    Melanie DeFord

    Address: 940 Grace Hall

    Phone: (574) 631-8805

    Email: mdeford@nd.edu

  • Director, Grants Program Management (Engineering, Keough School of Global Affairs)

    Mike Zenk

    Address: 940 Grace Hall

    Phone: (574) 631-9972

    Email: mzenk@nd.edu

College of Arts and Letters, Mendoza College of Business, Law School, and Other
  • Grants Program Manager

    Lori Doll

    Address: 940 Grace Hall (mail); 101B O’Shaughnessy Hall (office)

    Phone: (574) 631-6229

    Email: ldoll@nd.edu

  • Grants Program Manager

    Megan Sheraton

    Address: 940 Grace Hall (mail); 101D O’Shaughnessy Hall (office)

    Phone: (574) 631-6939

    Email: mujdak@nd.edu

College of Engineering
  • Grants Program Manager

    Lori D. McDonald

    Address: 940 Grace Hall (mail); 152 Engineering-Multidisciplinary Research Building (office)

    Phone: (574) 631-1107

    Email: lmcdona2@nd.edu

  • Grants Program Manager

    Rachel Parks

    Address: : 940 Grace Hall (mail); 214d Cushing Hall (office)

    Phone: (574) 631-2886

    Email: rparks1@nd.edu

  • Grants Program Manager

    Cortney Swift

    Address: 940 Grace Hall (mail); 263a Fitzpatrick Hall (office)

    Phone: (574) 631-2966

    Email: Cortney.Swift.7@nd.edu

 College of Science
  • Grants Program Manager

    Jeff Pethick

    Address: 940 Grace Hall (mail); 141 Galvin Life Science Center (office)

    Phone: (574) 631-1789

    Email: jpethick@nd.edu

  • Grants Program Manager

    Mike Vissage

    Address: 940 Grace Hall (mail); 252 Nieuwland Science Hall (office)

    Phone: (574) 631-7923

    Email: mvissage@nd.edu

  • Grants Program Manager

    Katrina Wicks

    Address: 940 Grace Hall (mail); 254 Nieuwland Science Hall (office)

    Phone: (574) 631-1203

    Email: kwicks1@nd.edu

Keough School of Global Affairs
  • Grants Program Manager

    Tina Chandler

    Address: 940 Grace Hall (mail); 254 Nieuwland Science Hall (office)

    Phone: (574) 631-6984

    Email: Tina.Chandler@nd.edu

Notre Dame Research Administration
  • Grants Program Manager

    Kara Primmer

    Address: 940 Grace Hall

    Phone: (574) 631-2178

    Email: khuegel1@nd.edu

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