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.
Ryan Riley, Special Assistant to the President & Executive Director for Government, Corporate & Board Relations, is in charge of external business development for the College along with overseeing Foundation and Government Relations, the Office of
Special Events and Summer Programs
and Community Affairs.
- 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. Susi Mapp, Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness & Innovation, oversees research administration including
with Foundation & Government Relations staff. Mapp also works with faculty heading the
Institutional Review Board (IRB)
and manages the
Summer Creative Arts Research Program (SCARP)
Dr. Kristi A Kneas, Associate Provost for Academic & Faculty Affairs, oversees internal faculty grant programs. She also oversees requests for release time and overload associated with grants.
- Jill Moore, Assistant to the Associate Provosts for Academic & Faculty Affairs and Institutional Effectiveness & Innovation. She works with the associate provosts to manage and track grants and programming as well as on faculty professional development.
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. Susi Mapp (717-361-3766).