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Looking to fund research, creative scholarship or campus activities? The Office of Sponsored Programs is responsible for preparing, interpreting, negotiating and accepting agreements for all sponsored projects funded via grants, cooperative agreements, reimbursement agreements or contracts. We also help prepare and negotiate all subawards for collaborative research. 

Office of Research and Sponsored Program Staff & Key Contacts

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Tesse Sayen

Interim Director, Research Development and Sponsored Programs

tsayen@nmu.edu 906-227-2322
Office Location:

401 Cohodas Hall

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Enrico Sassi

Grant Development Coordinator

esassi@nmu.edu 906.227.1925
Office Location:

401 Cohodas

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Chelsey Sundberg

Principal Secretary

csundber@nmu.edu 906.227.2590
Office Location:

401 Cohodas

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Derek Anderson

IRB Chair

dereande@nmu.edu 906-227-1873
Office Location:

213 Whitman Hall

IACUC Chair

IACUC Chair

iacucchr@nmu.edu
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Kathleen Frazier

Senior Accountant; Grants Accountant

gfinance@nmu.edu 906-227-1076
Office Location:

Hedgcock Building, Controller's Office

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Lisa Eckert - Dean Headshot

Lisa Eckert

Dean of Graduate Studies and Research

leckert@nmu.edu 906.227.1291
Office Location:

401 Cohodas Hall