The Office of Sponsored Programs is part of Academic Affairs and reports to Thad Guldbrandsen, Vice Provost for Research & Engagement

Our office is located at 220 Speare

Tara Di Salvo, Grant Communications Coordinator

(603) 535-2871

Tara joined the PSU Community in 2007 after 15 years of experience in a variety of business roles from marketing to resort rental management and financial management. She brings strong knowledge of customer relations, finance and technology to the Office of Sponsored Programs.

Tara’s responsibilities include providing initial guidance to faculty on the process of the PSU grant lifecycle, development and oversight of research training modules, training and support for In4Grants and CompetitionSpace, website development and maintenance.

Tara has a B.S. from Colby-Sawyer College in Business Administration/Management and an MEd in Human Relations. She has also been a member of the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) since 2007.


Andrew Ines CRA, Pre-Award Support/Grants & Contracts Administrator 

(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 Management

(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.



Other Resources:

Thad Guldbrandsen-Vice Provost Research and Engagement

Office of Research and Engagement-supports various scholarly activities, including collaborative research, solitary inquiry, and student-engaged research

Research Advisory Council-serves as an advisory council to the Provost 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 Sponsored Programs

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Contact Us

Office of Sponsored Programs: Mailing Address:

17 High St. MSC 51 Plymouth, NH 03264  

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