Staff Contacts - Awards

Below are the staff contacts for award assistance:

Carol P. Sprague, Director - (413) 545-0442

To be assigned - (413) 545-0442

  • US Dept. of Transportation
  • Small Business Administration 
  • US Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Department of State

John Fillio, CRA, Senior Grant and Contract Administrator - (413) 545-0442

  • Space Telescope Science institute - STScI
  • US Department of Education
  • Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL)
  • USDA (APHIS, MIS, SEA, NIFA, CSRS, NRE Forest Service)
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Foundations
  • Other Sponsors

Ryan Driscoll, Senior Grant and Contract Administrator - (413) 545-0442

  • National Science Foundation, Standard Grants
  • NASA

Clinton Campbell, Senior Grant and Contract Administrator​ - (413) 545-0442

  • US Department of Defense (ARPA, Air Force, AFOSR, Army, Navy)
  • US Department of Interior (Bureau of Indian Affairs, Geological Survey, Nat'l Biological Survey, National Park Service, National Institute of Standards and Technology)
  • US Department of Energy
  • US Department of Commerce (Econ. Dev. Admin., Nat'l Telecomm and Info Adm., NOAA)
  • Quasi Government Agencies (GSA, Nat'l Research Council, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Smithsonian Institution, Holocaust Memorial Museum)

Sara Powers, Senior Grant and Contract Administrator - (413) 545-0442

  • DHHS/PHS (National Institutes of Health NIH, Health Resources and Services Admin., Food & Drug Administration, Agency for Health Care Policy, Head Start)
  • Health Agencies

Jason Reisfeld, Senior Grant and Contract Administrator - (413) 545-0442

  • US Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • US Department of Justice
  • US Department of Labor
  • US Department of Treasury
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Institutes and Associations 
  • Other States and Local Governments
  • Other College & Universities (except subcontracts, refer to prime sponsor)
  • Independent establishments (EPA, Inter-American Fdn, NEA, NEH, Office of Research & Dev., Peace Corps., Nuclear Reg. Commission, Securities & Exchange)

UMass Innovation Institute - (413) 577-8644

Kathryn Ellis, Director
Susan Loyd, Senior Research Administrator

The UMass Innovation Institute’s services for faculty include the following:

  • Research business development and strategic research planning
  • Securing industry collaborations and setting up funding mechanisms
  • Handling business negotiations and teaming agreements with collaborators
  • Facilitating connections to investors and entrepreneurs
  • Enabling access to University facilities for outside users (Core Facilities)
  • Supporting research compliance based on the requirements for the particular project
  • Identifying potential researchers for projects