Welcome - About ORSP
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs assists faculty and staff in seeking and managing research grants, contracts, and other extramural funding. ORSP serves as applicant, contract negotiator, and signatory authority for the University in such matters, and provides grant accounting services once an award is made.
Michael Hastings is Director of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and the University of Maine’s Authorized Institutional Representative. In this capacity, Director Hastings has the authority to submit applications or proposals, negotiate, execute, and otherwise obligate the University on the resulting grants, cooperative agreements, or contracts for sponsored projects.
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is organized into four functional areas:
- Pre-Award Services, managed by Andrew Ines, Grant and Contract Administrator III;
- Post-Award and Fiscal Services, managed by Arlene Russell, Assoc. Director for Post-Award and Fiscal Services;
- Analysis, Compliance, and Training Services, managed by Wendy Eckert, Senior Officer for Research Administration and Strategic Analysis; and
- Information Management Services, managed by Clifford Wilbur, Asst. Director for Information Management.
Contact information for ORSP staff by functional area can be found on our Staff Directory.