OSP | Contacts and Functions

Person to be Contacted Regarding Proposals

Vacant (forthcoming)


osp@american.edu
202-885-3440

Person to be Contacted Regarding Awards

Melissa Alves serves as a point of contact for all non-financial post-award matters. Melissa reviews and negotiates award terms and conditions to ensure compliance and institutional acceptance, submits carry-forward and re-budgeting requests, obtains the signature of authorized institutional official, facilitates award start up meetings to advise of award special terms, conditions and/or restrictions, develops project budgets in accordance with sponsored award, produces project briefs for sponsored awards, reviews and processes  non-financial award modifications, supplements and amendments, drafts and issues sub-recipient and subcontractor agreements, facilitates close out of awards, submits non-financial award/project reports: technical, progress and final reports when institutional submission is required.

Melissa Alves
osp@american.edu

202.885.3980

Person to be Contacted Regarding Cayuse and Other Technical Operations

Joe Gesa is OSP's Systems Administrator. His duties include the support of Cayuse, the university's proposal submission software, as well as maintenance of all systems related to electronic research administration. These include proposal management systems like NSF's Fastlane, NIH's eRA Commons, and GrantSolutions.gov. As data custodian, Joe serves as the point of contact for inquiries into sponsored research activity both within the university and in response to prospective sponsors' application requirements.

Joe Gesa
gesa@american.edu
202-885-3977

Person to be Contacted Regarding Electronic Funding Search Systems

Vacant (forthcoming)


osp@american.edu
202-885-3440