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, takes a comprehensive managerial approach and engages in the award life cycle from proposal submission to the close-out of a grant or award.

 In fiscal year 2021, OSP opened 672 new grants and provided oversight for MSU's $193 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. 

 

OSP Directors

Sandy Sward

Sandy Sward

Associate Vice President for Research Administration

Email: [email protected]montana.edu

(406)994-5318

Dale Huls

Dale Huls

Director of Office of Sponsored Programs

Email: [email protected]

(406)994-1980

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Vacant

Assistant Director of Office of Sponsored Programs

 


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: 

  • Submitting proposal
  • Setting up a grant account 
  • Clarifying fiscal and managerial responsibilities of PI's
  • Managing expenditures including invoicing and reporting 
  • Questions about your grant funded project 
  • Transferring a grant to/from other institutions
  • 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.


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Nathan Clementich

Fiscal Manager

Email: [email protected]

(406)994-1939

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Monique Hill

Fiscal Manager

Email: [email protected]

(406)994-6513

Peggy Kastella

Peggy Kastella

Assistant Director of Finance and Fiscal Manager

Email: [email protected]

(406)994-5731

Wanda McCarthy

Wanda McCarthy

Fiscal and Business Manager

Email: [email protected]

(406)994-4611

Traci Miyakawa

Traci Miyakawa

Senior Fiscal Manager

Email: [email protected]

(406)994-7696

Jennifer Nesbitt

Jennifer Nesbitt

Subaward Manager & Fiscal Manager for Western SARE

Email: [email protected]

(406)994-6149

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Tara Sadera

Fiscal Manager

Email: [email protected]

(406)994-6041

 

Naomi Stewart

Naomi Stewart

Senior Fiscal Manager

Email: [email protected]

(406)994-4870

Office of Sponsored Programs, Information Technology Staff 

Ken Kurtenbach

Kenneth Kurtenbach

Assistant Director, Information Technology

(406)994-7985

Office of Sponsored Programs, Subawards 

Jennifer Nesbitt

Jennifer Nesbitt

Subaward Manager

Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

(406)994-6149

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Katie Olson

Subaward Specialist

Email[email protected] or [email protected]

(406)994-1982

Accounting and Support Staff 

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Ale Lingenfelter

Accounting Associate IV

Email: [email protected]

(406)994-6450

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Maryalice Trage

Administrative Associate IV

Email:[email protected]

(406)994-2381

Ann Wells

Ann Wells

Accounting Associate IV

Email: [email protected]

(406)994-4966