OSP | Contacts and Functions

Person to Contact Regarding Proposals

While OSP seeks to fill this vacant position, please contact us at OSP@american.edu or ext. 3440 for assistance.

Person to Contact Regarding Awards

Post functions have been assigned to Carolyn Kesner- for the following units: Library, KSB, SPEx & SPA.

Carolyn Kesner

Person to Contact 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

Person to Contact Regarding Funding Opportunities, Training, and Office Operations

Akidah Felder is responsible for managing the department's operations and communications functions, which include developing processes and standards, marketing collateral design, content creation, executing training programs and events for faculty and various University departments. Ms. Felder also aides in the delivery and research of funding opportunity announcements to University research faculty and staff.

Akidah Felder