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Award Management

Post Award: What We Do

  • We ensure responsible stewardship of research funding and ensure accurate and complete accounting of income and expenditures on sponsored research projects.
  • We provide advice and assistance to faculty and administrators regarding award management and compliance with sponsored guidelines.
  • We administer subawards and subcontracts.
  • We assist in the preparation and filing of specialized financial reports, backup documentation and submission of invoices.
  • To request post award assistance, please submit your requests throught the OERA Request System.

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The Post Award Process

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Various individuals/groups need to work together throughout the life of an award to effectively manage sponsored research awards:

  • OERA – Post-Award Office
  • Principal Investigator
  • Departmental Financial Coordinators
  • Finance Office
  • Office of Sponsored Programs
  • Research Accounting

The Post Award Office serves as the liaison between the principal investigator, the Office of Sponsored Programs, and the funding agency for administrative actions, including but not limited to:

  • No-cost extensions
  • Budget revisions
  • Grants transfers
  • Changes in key personnel

The Post Award Office also assists in the documenting of proposal cost share and handles close-out of accounts, submission of final financial report, equipment disposition, and invention reports.

More post award information is available on the Office of Sponsored Program’s website at

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Post-Award Contacts

Department Post-Award
Acoustics Birgitta Baker 
Aerospace Engineering Scott Spicer
Architectural Engineering Mattias Olauson 
Biomedical Engineering OPEN
Chemical Engineering Loretta Weaver
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Miranda Bair 

Civil and Environmental Engineering, PHRC Miranda Bair
Computer Science and Engineering Jaimie Garrison
Dean's Office Jaimie Garrison
Electrical Engineering Erin Rogers 
Engineering Science and Mechanics Brandy Bower 
Facilities Engineering Institute Jaimie Garrison
Federal Aviation Administration Birgitta Baker 
Industrial Engineering Scott Korman
Larson Transportation Institute

Cathy Flick

Megan Bowersox 

Mechanical Engineering Stacie Schlesinger
Nuclear Engineering John Briggs 
Radiation Science and Engineering Center Sree Madduri
School of Engineering Design and Innovation Scott Korman

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Jaimie Garrison
Assistant Director, Lead Post-Award 
112 Hammond Building



The Office of Engineering Research Administration (OERA) serves the research administration needs of faculty and graduate students in the College of Engineering. We are responsible for direct support and assistance to faculty in proposal development, preparation and processing; grant and contract administration; and coordination of activities with University and sponsor offices.

Office of Engineering Research Administration

112 Hammond Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4710