Sponsored Research and Programs
The Office of Sponsored Research and Programs, commonly known as the Grants Office, works to find external grants that support Etown College's students, faculty, and strategic initiatives. As such, we are responsible for the support, administration and coordination of all externally sponsored research and programs at the college. Contacts include:
Corporate, Foundation, and Government Relations
Lesley M. Finney, Executive Director, Foundation & Government Relations, seeks institutional, research, and program grants from private and government agencies and works with faculty to develop, submit, and manage grants.
- Cynthia Nolt, Research and Editorial Associate at the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies and the Grants Office, assists with oversight and management of grants, writing and editing stories, and website updates.
Dr. Susan Mapp, Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness & Innovation, oversees the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs, which manages sponsored research initiatives, grant programs, and undergraduate research initiatives including the Summer Scholarship, Creative Arts and Research Projects Program (SCARP). She assists faculty and staff in identifying and applying for external grants, contracts, and sponsored research opportunities that support college programs, centers, and initiatives, as well as helping to ensure compliance with all funder requirements.
Dr. Matt Skillen, Dean of Faculty and Associate Provost for Student Learning, oversees internal faculty grant programs. He also oversees requests for release time and overload associated with grants.
- Dana Maulfair, Assistant to the Associate Provosts, works with the associate provosts to manage and track grants and programming as well as on faculty professional development. In addition, she serves as the administrator for the Institutional Review Board (IRB).
Closely related to the administration of sponsored projects, the office is also responsible for administering technology transfer activities for the College, including the Intellectual Property Policy and the licensing of intellectual property. We work closely with the executive director of the High Library to address any issues related to copyright compliance (see http://libraryguides.etown.edu/copyright).
Questions? Contact Lesley Finney (717-361-1445 or firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Susan Mapp (717-361-3766).