The Office of Research & Sponsored Programs is part of Academic Affairs and reports to the Academic Deans
Our office is located at Lamson 003
CRA, Interim Director and Pre-Award Support
Andrew is responsible for overall management of the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs and provides oversight of compliance and policy development, as well as providing guidance for preparing project budgets and grant applications, interpreting sponsor guidelines and governing policies, review of proposals for compliance, electronic submission of proposals, and review of awards, agreements and contracts. Andrew serves as the institutional authorizing official for proposal submission and agreement and award endorsement.
Andrew comes to PSU with over ten years of experience in multiple roles within institutions of higher education and previous roles in marketing and communications for the private sector, most recently having served as the Pre-Award Manager in the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs at the University of Maine since 2007. Andrew is a Certified Research Administrator, a professional designation of the Research Administrators Certification Council.
Liane’s primary responsibility is assisting faculty and staff manage their grant expenditures to ensure compliance with various sponsor regulations. She coordinates sponsor invoicing, financial reporting, payroll, effort certification and general trouble shooting.
Liane works closely with the VPAA, Budget Office and HR to initiate faculty and staff labor distribution between PSU funds and grant awards. She also is a liaison with the Research Advisory Council and Student Research Advisory Council awards to faculty, staff and students on campus.
Liane has been serving PSU in the grants and contracts field of pre and post award for more than 21 years. She is a PSC grad with a B.S. in Elementary Education.
Emily Evans, Administrative & Program Coordinator
Research Advisory Council-serves as an advisory council on all matters related to research, creativity and scholarly activity and provides seed grants to faculty to assist in research
Student Research Advisory Council-supports original research and involvement in faculty research projects among students at Plymouth State University
Please note: All applications for funding on behalf of any PSU entity MUST be submitted through the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs