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 Research Administrators, 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 2023, OSP opened 524 new grants and provided oversight for MSU's $230 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. 

 

Office of Sponsored Programs Leadership

Sandy Sward

Sandy Sward

Associate Vice President for Research Administration

Email: ssward@montana.edu

(406)994-5318

Dale Huls

Dale Huls

Director of Office of Sponsored Programs

Email: [email protected]

(406)994-1980

Peggy Kastella

Peggy Kastella

Assistant Director of Office of Sponsored Programs

 Email: [email protected]

(406)994-5731


Fiscal Management and Post-Award Services

Research Administrators 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 

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


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Nathan Clementich

Research Administrator

Email: [email protected]

(406)994-1939

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Jamie DuHoux

Research Administrator

Email: [email protected]

(406)994-4966

 

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Monique Hill

Research Administrator

Email: [email protected]

(406)994-6513

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Mary Klotter

Research Administrator

Email:[email protected]

(406)994-2386

 

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Kennan Krause 

ERA Senior Proposal Specialist 

Wanda McCarthy

Wanda McCarthy

Research Administrator and Business Manager

Email: [email protected]

(406)994-4611

Traci Miyakawa

Traci Miyakawa

Senior Research Administrator

Email: [email protected]

(406)994-7696

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Jenna Smith

Research Administrator

Email: [email protected]

(406)994-2383

 

Naomi Stewart

Naomi Stewart

Senior Research Administrator

Email: [email protected]

(406)994-4870

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Vacant

Research Administrator

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Office of Sponsored Programs, Information Technology Staff 

Rance Harmon

Rance Harmon

Software Engineer

Email: [email protected]

(406)994-5992

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Michael Waldron

Software Engineer

Email: [email protected]

(406)994-7985

Office of Sponsored Programs, Subawards 

Jennifer Nesbitt

Jennifer Nesbitt

Subaward Manager & Research Administrator for Western SARE

Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

(406)994-6149

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Katie Olson

Subaward Business Operations Analyst

Email[email protected] or [email protected]

(406)994-1982

Accounting and Support Staff 

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Garrett Cuervorst    

Accounting Associate IV

Email:[email protected]

(406) 994-5550

 

 

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Jyllian King

Accounting Associate IV

Email:[email protected]

(406)994-6450

 

Lane Monemann

Lane Mosemann

Accounting Associate IV

Email: [email protected]

(406)994-4612

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Maryalice Trage

Administrative Associate IV

Email:[email protected]

(406)994-2381