Come by for a visit

Located on the second floor of Centennial Hall, we have all the amenities to help work through any part of your research proposals — and one of the few private conference rooms on campus.

Our brilliant grant and contract administrators are all in one place, ready to help you. Don't leave without visiting our complex proposal team, media producer, and of course, the kuerig machine!

Office of Sponsored Programs

202 Centennial Hall, 300 W. 12th St., Rolla, MO 65409-1330
Phone: (573) 341-4134

Operating Hours

Monday:8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday:8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday:8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday:8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday:8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Our team

Your go-tos for sponsored program and grant proposal assistance. Research administrators in our office are here to assist you with your research needs. To see a detailed organizational chart, click here. 

Dr. Costas Tsatsoulis

Vice Chancellor of Research and Graduate Studies

Gina Webb

Assistant Director

Abigayle Sherman

Executive Assistant

Primary Duties

Scheduling for VCR, Event planning, Administrative support

Sara Lewis

Fiscal Manager

Matthew A. Mertz

Senior Compliance Manager

Primary Duties

Manages compliance issues relating to:

  • Conflict of Interest
  • Institutional Review Board
  • Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
  • Institutional Biosafety Committee
  • Export Controls
  • Risk assessment, training, and process development


Proposal development

Summer Young

Lead Proposal Developer

Proposal Development Assistance
  • Multi-investigator projects
  • Large, complex projects
  • Otherwise strategic projects
Maria Shaub

Proposal Developer

Proposal Development Assistance
  • Early-career faculty member proposals

Pre-award and submission

Melissa Chambers

Grants & Contracts Administrator

  • Business and Information Technology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • International Affairs
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Center for Transportation Infrastructure and Safety
  • Arts, Languages, and Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • South Central Regional Professional Development Center
  • Office of Academic Support
Cynthia Stevenson

Grants & Contracts Administrator

  • Biological Sciences
  • Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
  • Economics
  • English and Technical Communication
  • Enrollment Management
  • Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering
  • History and Political Science
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Mining and Nuclear Engineering
  • Physics
Debra Wielms

Grants & Contracts Administrator

  • Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Engineering Management and Systems Engineering
  • Student Affairs
  • Technology Transfer and Economic Development
Ayako Ohrenberger

Business Support Specialist II

Post-award and close-out

Becky Black

Grants & Contracts Administrator

  • Alliances
  • CEMC
  • Foundation
  • Industry, State, and Federal Flow-Through
  • Institutes
  • Internal Funding
  • National Science Foundation
  • State
  • University
Ashtyn Kline

Grants & Contracts Administrator

  • Clean Energy and Smart Manufacturing
  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • Foreign Universities
  • Institutes
  • National Science Foundation
  • Peaslee Steel Manufacturing Research Center
  • State Education – RPDC
  • U.S. Department of Education
  • U.S. Department of Transportation
Mendy Kell

Grants & Contracts Administrator

  • Dept. of Defense
  • U.S. Dept. of Energy
  • Dept. of Health & Human Services
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • National Science Foundation
  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • U.S. Small Business Administration
  • National Labs
  • Societies
  • Industry
  • CAMT
  • MIC
  • MO-CCI
  • OBI