The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) manages all functions related to sponsored programs at Montana State University or any activity, research or otherwise, that is funded by an external source such as a federal, state, or private organization.

The staff of OSP, comprised of professional Fiscal Managers and Grant Specialists, takes a comprehensive managerial approach and engages in the award life cycle from the time a funding source is identified to the close out of a grant or award.

In fiscal year 2016, MSU opened 600 new sponsored program grants and had $118 million in research expenditures.

The OSP staff assumes all financial, reporting, compliance, auditing and related tasks in a proactive spirit that alleviates the administrative workload for researchers so that they may focus on what matters most, their research agenda. The organization of OSP breaks down as shown below. 

Unless otherwise noted, OSP staff members are located in 309 Montana Hall. Staff members can be reached at (406) 994-2381 and at the direct lines listed below. 

OSP Directors

leslie

Leslie Schmidt

Assistant Vice President for Research

Sandy Sward

Sandy Sward

Director of Office of Sponsored Programs

Dale Huls

Dale Huls

Assistant Director of Office of Sponsored Programs

Proposal Services (Pre-Award)

The Proposal Services staff are available to work extensively and individually with PIs to meet their proposal preparation needs and to connect them with other resources on campus through the MSU Research Network. Contact the Proposal Services staff if you are faculty, staff, or student and are interested in the following: 

  • Locating funding for a project
  • Assistance with a grant proposal submission
  • Information and/or assistance with budgetary items
  • Connecting with other researchers for interdisciplinary collaborations
  • Review of a successful proposal sample or having your grant reviewed
  • Registering with a funding agency
  • Grant and research related training and workshops
  • Submitting to a limited submission opportunity
  • Getting help with compliance issues such as human subjects, use of animals, or controlled substances 

To learn more about proposal services available to you, please visit our Proposal Services at MSU page. 

Micaela Young

Micaela Young

Pre-Award Specialist

Tel: (406) 994-6041
Email: micaelayoung@montana.edu

Anne Angermeyr

Anne Angermeyr

Program Manager

Tel: (406) 994-4611
Email: annea@montana.edu

Elizabeth Brock

Elizabeth K. Brock

Pre-Award Specialist

Tel: (406) 994-4975
Email: ebrock@montana.edu

Fiscal Management and Post-Award Services

Fiscal managers are available to help in the management of awards, specifically, PIs can expect to receive assistance with the following: 

  • Review of a proposal before submission 
  • Setting up a grant account 
  • Clarifying fiscal and managerial responsibilities of PI's
  • Managing resource expenditures including invoicing and reporting 
  • Questions about your grant funded project 
  • Transferring a grant from another institution 
  • Successfully closing out a grant 

Fiscal managers perform a wide range of grant administration responsibilities.  Each Fiscal Manager typically has an assigned portfolio of departmental clients as well as a specific area of agency expertise.  Fiscal managers primarily provide post-award services but also assist PIs on proposals.

 


Traci Miyakawa

Traci Miyakawa

Senior Fiscal Manager

Peggy Kastella

Peggy Kastella

Financial Officer

Naomi Stewart

Naomi Stewart

Senior Fiscal Manager

Carmen Fike

Carmen Fike

Business Officer

Lois Evans

Lois Evans

Fiscal Manager

Julie Geyer

Julie Geyer

Fiscal Manager

Sandy Sward

Sandy Sward

Director and Fiscal Manager

Dale Huls

Dale Huls

Assistant Director and Fiscal Manager

Office of Sponsored Programs, Information Technology Staff 

Ken Kurtenbach

Kenneth Kurtenbach

Assistant Director, Information Technology

 
Jennifer Nesbitt

Jennifer Nesbitt

Computer Software Engineer II

 

Accounting and Support Staff 

Mary Engel

Mary Engel

Accounting Analyst