Staff Contacts for Proposal Development & Submission

 

Staff Contacts for Preparing your Proposal for Submission

 

Staff Contacts for Early-stage Proposal Development Support

 

When preparing your proposal for submission please notify the appropriate Office of Grants and Contracts Administration (OGCA) staff member from the list below.

Mary Bryskiewicz, (413) 545-9878

For proposal status search our on-line database. (https://jgams.research.umass.edu/jgams/jol/customSearch)

  • National Science Foundation (NSF) only for departments within The College of Natural Sciences
  • U.S. Department of Transportation
  • Independent Establishments (EPA, Inter-American Foundation, NASA, NEA, NEH, Office of Research & Dev., Peace Corps, SBA, Nuclear Reg. Commission, Securities and Exchange Commission)
  • Quasi Gov't (GSA, Nat'l Research Council, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Smithsonian Institution, Holocaust Memorial Museum)

Marcia Day, MPA, CRA - (413) 545-0674

For proposal status search our on-line database.

  • U.S. Department of Agriculture  (APHIS, MIS, SEA, CREES, CSRS, NRE Forest Service)
  • U.S. Dept of Housing and Urban Development
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • U.S. Department of Labor
  • U.S. Department of State
  • U.S. Department of Treasury
  • U.S. Agency for International Development
  • Foundations and other non-profits

Jim Ayres, CRA - (413) 577-1594

For proposal status search our on-line database.

  • U.S. Department of Defense (DARPA, Air Force, AFOSR, Army, Navy)
  • Industry under DOD prime awards
  • Other Colleges & Universities under DOD prime awards

Jorge Guzman, (413) 545-5898

  • U.S. Department of Energy
  • DHHS/PHS (Nat'l. Institutes of Health-NIH, Health Resources and Services Admin., Food & Drug Admin., Agency for Health Care Policy, Head Start Program)
  • U.S. Dept of Homeland Security
  • Health Agencies

Kimberly Lowney - (413) 545-0674

For proposal status search our on-line database.

  • National Science Foundation (NSF) for departments within the the colleges of Engineering; Humanities & Fine Arts; Social and Behavioral Sciences; and the schools of Education, Management; Nursing; and Public Health & Health Sciences
  • U.S. Department of Commerce (Econ. Dev. Admin., Nat'l. Telecomm and Info Admin., NOAA)
  • U.S. Department of Interior (Bureau of Indian Affairs, Geological Survey, Nat'l Biological Survey, National Park Service, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, National Institute of Standards and Technology)
  • Industry (except proposed subcontracts to DoD prime sponsor)

Renée Simon - (413) 545-5873

For proposal status search our on-line database.

  • U.S. Department of Education
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Other States, Local Governments
  • Institutes and Associations
  • Other Colleges & Universities (except proposed subcontracts when any DoD is the prime)
  • Other Sponsors (individuals, foreign governments, etc.)

 

For general inquiries about early-stage proposal development support, please contact Michelle Wonsey (577-3726).  

 

For specific inquiries about early-stage proposal development support, please contact the appropriate Research Development staff member from among the following areas:

 

Natural Sciences, Health Sciences, and Engineering

Loren Walker, M.S. Director – Large-proposal project management and coordination, faculty research development, research activity tracking. 577-3725.

Mary Fechner, Ph.D. Proposal Development Specialist - Proposal development, faculty research development programs.  Focus on physical sciences, natural sciences, health sciences and engineering.

Barbara Pearson, Ph.D. Research Associate – Proposal development, faculty research development programs, broader impacts of research, peer-to-peer mentoring. 545-5023.

Cheryl L. Dukes, M.Ed. Associate Director – Federal government relations. 545-3476.

 

Social Sciences, Humanities, Education and Management

Rick Taupier, Ph.D. Associate Director – Proposal development, faculty research development programs.  Focus on social sciences, humanities, and international research initiatives. 545-5529.

Loren Walker, M.S. Director – Large-proposal project management and coordination, faculty research development, research activity tracking. 577-3725.

Cheryl L. Dukes, M.Ed. Associate Director – Federal government relations.  545-3476.

 

International Research

Rick Taupier, Ph.D. Associate Director – Proposal development, faculty research development programs.  Focus on social sciences, humanities, and international research initiatives. 545-5529.

 

Broader Impacts of Research

Barbara Pearson, Ph.D. Research Associate – Proposal development, faculty research development programs, broader impacts of research, peer-to-peer mentoring. 545-5023.

 

Partnership Development

Tom Hankinson, Ph.D., Partnership Development Initiatives - Life sciences industry partnership development. 545-1745

 

General Inquiries

Michelle Wonsey, B.S. Office Manager – Program coordination, office management, and general Research Development inquiries. 577-3726.