The Office of Research & Sponsored Programs is part of Academic Affairs and reports to the Academic Deans

Our office is located at Lamson 003

Andrew Ines CRA, Interim Director and Pre-Award Support

(603) 535-3233

Andrew provides guidance for preparing project budgets and grant applications, interpreting sponsor guidelines and PSU policy, review of proposals for compliance, electronic submission of proposals, as well as review of awards, agreements and contracts.

Andrew comes to PSU with over ten years of experience in multiple roles within institutions of higher education and previous roles in marketing and communications for the private sector, most recently having served as a Grant & Contract Administrator in the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs at the University of Maine since 2007. Andrew is a Certified Research Administrator, a professional designation of the Research Administrators Certification Council.


Liane Sutcliffe, Post-Award Manager

(603) 535-2554

Liane’s primary responsibility is assisting faculty and staff manage their grant expenditures to ensure compliance with various sponsor regulations.   She coordinates sponsor invoicing, financial reporting, payroll, effort certification and general trouble shooting.

Liane works closely with the VPAA, Budget Office and HR to initiate faculty and staff labor distribution between PSU funds and grant awards.   She also is a liaison with the Research Advisory Council and Student Research Advisory Council awards to faculty, staff and students on campus.

Liane has been serving PSU in the grants and contracts field of pre and post award for more than 21 years.   She is a PSC grad with a B.S. in Elementary Education.

Elise Saad, Administrative & Program Coordinator

(603) 535-2352


Other Resources:

Research Advisory Council-serves as an advisory council on all matters related to research, creativity and scholarly activity and provides seed grants to faculty to assist in research

Student Research Advisory Council-supports original research and involvement in faculty research projects among students at Plymouth State University

Please note: All applications for funding on behalf of any PSU entity MUST be submitted through the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs

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To start the PSU grant process, you must fill out this form:

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Contact Us

Office of Research & Sponsored Programs:

    Lamson Library 003

    Hours: 8:00-4:30 M-F

    Andrew Ines 535-3233

Liane Sutcliffe 535-2554

Elise Saad 535-2352

Mailing Address:

17 High St. MSC 51 Plymouth, NH 03264  

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