Grant Management/Research Administration

Organizational Structure

Grants Management Office

Mindaugas Paunksnis, Director

Annie (Yik Wai) Tse, Grants Manager

Monica Ionescu-Albu, Grants Manager

Kelli Johnson, Grants Coordinator

Research Administration

Carol Kunzel, Director of Research


Grants Management Office Responsibilities

  • Development and implementation of CDM research administration policies and procedures
  • Pre-award management of all grants, contracts and clinical trials: proposal review, budget development, coordination of approvals and submission; contact point for SPA, CTV, CTO
  • Post-award management of all grants, contracts and clinical trials: project/budget setup, subcontracts, expense analysis and monitoring, reports to PI’s, quarterly PI attestations, reconciliation and close-out; contact point for SPF
  • Financial analysis and reporting of CDM grants, contracts, research activities
  • Central data base for all CDM research activities, sponsored and non-sponsored and funding of student research
  • Research compliance

Submission of Grant Proposals

  • All grant proposals, including federal grants, private or foundation grants, CU internal grants, must be submitted for the Grants Management Office review 30 days prior to sponsor’s deadline
  • Proposal submission checklist and CDM pre-award policy can be found here

Grants Management office must be notified of all research conducted at the CDM, sponsored or non-sponsored


Office: VC12-225   E-mail:       Phone: 212-342-2119