Debbie Carver, CRA
Interim Manager & Grant and Contract Administrator IV
Room 415 Corbett Hall
Dawn Hoelz, CRA
Grant and Contract Administrator III
Room 426 Corbett Hall
Pre-Award Staff provide guidance for preparing project budgets, and interpreting and applying sponsor guidelines. They review budgets, budget justifications, and proposals for completeness and compliance with sponsor requirements and University of Maine policies, and submit proposal packages electronically to sponsors.
Post Award & Fiscal Services
Grant Accountant II
Room 408 Corbett Hall
Manages campus-billed projects. Performs sponsor invoicing and financial reporting, and the reconciling, revising and closing out of projects. Handles Schedule of Collections.
Creates new projects, enters project budgets into the general ledger, completes project allocation forms, reviews & processes subrecipient invoices and manages the ORSP Education & General budgets.
Administrative Assistant II
Room 402 Corbett Hall
Processes funded proposals/award amendments, OPAS, and no-cost time extension requests. Monitors status of pending awards and amendments, and initiates Notices of Award for newly-funded projects.
Oversees contract/subcontract negotiation, modification of existing awards, and advising of faculty and staff on grant transfers and budget carry-overs.
Deborah Esparza-St. Louis
Grant & Contract Administrator II
Room 421 Corbett Hall
Performs contract/subcontract negotiation, modification of existing awards, and advising of faculty and staff on grant transfers and budget carry-overs.
Manages accounting for Letter-of-Credit (LOC) projects. Prepares Federal Financial Reports (SF425s), assists faculty with current award balances and carry-forward amounts. Reviews and prepares adjustments as needed, processes award close-outs. Manages the funding of cost-sharing commitments. Assists with A-133 audits.
Compliance, Analysis, and Training Services
Wendy Eckert, MS, CRA
Senior Officer for Research Administration & Strategic Analysis
Room 406 Corbett Hall
Oversees compliance with, and serves as University Compliance Officer for Federal Export Control Regulations and I-129 Attestations. Administers ORSP training programs and ORSP website. Cultivates foundation funding. Serves as an Institutional Administrative Official authorized to submit grant applications, proposals and contracts, and to obligate the University on the resulting award documents. Serves as the university contact for A-133 audits as well as all federal and state audits of sponsored projects.
Assists in development of ORSP training programs and website. Manages University Limited Competitions Registry. Performs cost and labor distribution adjustments.
Information Technology Services and Reporting
Assistant Director, Information Management
Room 410 Corbett Hall
Oversees ORSP’s information management needs, including data systems design and management & network management. Provides PARS technical support and generates ad-hoc reports of extramural activity. Serves as University contact for the Federal CCR and ORCA.
Information Systems Coordinator II
Room 416 Corbett Hall
Performs PARS and sponsor website registration and support, assists with data systems design and management & network management, processes labor and cost adjustment requests and Time and Effort reports, and generates monthly extramural activity reports.