About OSPA

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OSPA Mission Statement (PDF)


A unit of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, OSPA facilitates and promotes research and sponsored project activities on campus. (Research is defined broadly, to include research training, scholarship, and creative activities.) We are the official University agency through which faculty and staff submits external grant proposals and receive external grant awards. See below for services and staff contacts.

  • provide resources to assist faculty in finding appropriate funding sources for their research.
  • offer grant-related workshops to faculty and students.
  • provide consultation on grant proposal development and budget preparation.
  • review, sign, and submit grant proposals to external agencies.
  • negotiate award agreements and coordinate account set-up.
  • set up subcontracts.
  • handle post-award administrative matters such as budget revisions and no-cost extensions.
  • assist with grant audits.
  • maintain a grants database and provide reports of grants activity.

Director of OSPA:

Patrick Amihere, Director, 453-4540, Woody Hall 315
Tammy Wieseman, Administrative Assistant, 453-4531, Woody Hall 314

Proposal Development and Submission:

(Pre-proposals, LOIs, Proposals, Supplements, Continuations, etc.)

For general inquiries contact ospa@siu.edu, 453-4540, Woody Hall 311

Proposal Notification System - required method for notifying OSPA regarding an upcoming proposal.

Ashley Matzenbacher, Senior Research Development Specialist, 453-4542, Woody Hall 302

Kelly Alongi, Pre-Award Specialist, 453-4556, Woody Hall 304

Amie Gregory, Pre-Award Specialist, 453-6854, Woody Hall 325

Non-Financial Grant Management: 

(Award Negotiation, Acceptance, Award Modification, Subcontracts/Audits,  etc.)

For general inquiries contact contracts@siu.edu, 453-4540, Woody Hall 311

Ashley Matzenbacher, Senior Research Development Specialist, 453-4542, Woody Hall 302

Grant & Contract Accounting:

For a list of current account assignments, click here.

Shelley Perez,Chief Accountant, 453-4536, Woody Hall 322

Patti Diggle, Grant Accountant, 453-4535, Woody Hall 321

Norma Mitchell, Grant Accountant, 453-3601, Woody Hall 324

Kay King, Grant Accountant, 536-2642, Woody Hall 320

Dee Rains, Grant Accountant, 536-2646, Woody Hall 316

Dana Roland, Grant Accountant, 453-4543, Woody Hall 318

Other Grant Related Areas (PDF)