Grant Administrators

Pre-Award Team

Proposal Submission

CAHNRS Faculty lead WSU in proposal submissions. Depending on your unit, your primary point of contact will be the Pre-Award Team or your grant administrator*.

We ask faculty to submit pre-award/proposal requests via our intake form. Please include all of the RFA/FOA attachments in your request and budget if you have one started. A member of our pre-award team will be assigned to your proposal and will reach out to you with the next steps.

*For Faculty in CSANR, SOE, CMEC, and Energy please get in touch with your Grant Administrator directly.

Pre-Award Team

If you are unsure who your Grant Administrator is, please contact CAHNRS Grant Manager, Sophia Hutton, for assistance.

Post-Award Team

Grant support after the grant is received

Sponsored Programs Services (SPS) is WSU’s post-award office. Grant administrators work with SPS and ORSO as needed to assist faculty in managing their awards.

WSU’s policies and procedures on travel, purchasing, and personnel apply to grant funds, as well as any other terms and conditions required by the sponsor.

For questions on how to manage your grant (allowable expenditures, when it is necessary to contact the sponsor for prior approval, no-cost extensions, subcontracts, re-budgeting, expenditure tracking etc.), please contact your grant administrator.

Our post-award team provides the following examples of support:
  • Grant expenditure approvals in Workday
  • Award routing (agreements)
  • Grant balances – including how to read your reports
  • Cost share
  • Effort certification
  • Subcontract initiation
  • Blanket research MOAs
  • General grant question
  • And more…

Please use the comprehensive list below to find your unit grant administrator.

Department/AddressPrimary ContactPhoneE-mail AddressCost Center
CAHNRS Academic ProgramEsther Kruse, Fiscal Off/Mgmt Analyst5-6885etate@wsu.eduCC0036
CAHNRS Office of Research (ARC)Esther Kruse, Fiscal Off/Mgmt Analyst5-6885etate@wsu.eduCC0255
CAHNRS Office of Research (COR)Esther Kruse, Fiscal Off/Mgmt Analyst5-6885etate@wsu.eduCC0255
CAHNRS 4-HSophia Hutton, Finance/Budget Manager5-2885sophia.hutton@wsu.eduCC0293
Ag WeatherNetSamantha Bridger, Grant Admin(509)786-2226prosser.grants@wsu.eduCC0294
Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR)Lesa Neumann, Grant Admin5-8467lneumann@wsu.eduCC0295
Animal SciencesJason Hanson, Grant AdminTBDgary.hansen@wsu.eduCC0296
Apparel, Merch, Design & TextilesDebbie Foster, Grant Admin5-2970deborah.c.foster@wsu.eduCC0050
Children and Family Research UnitKim Calamia-McKee, Admin Manager8-7506calamia@wsu.eduCC0297
Biological Systems EngineeringJody Everett, Grant AdminTBDjodyl@wsu.eduCC0318
Center for Precision Automated & Agricultural Systems (CPAAS)Samantha Bridger, Grant Admin(509)786-2226prosser.grants@wsu.eduCC0299
Center for Transformational Learning and Leadership (CTTL)Jody Everett, Grant Admin TBDjodyl@wsu.eduCC0298
Center for Sustaining Ag & Natural Resources (CSANR)Jean Canonica/Lisa Friend, Grant Admin (253)445-4506grants.cmp@wsu.eduCC0254
Children’s CenterJody Everett, Grant AdminTBDjodyl@wsu.eduCC0300
Clean Plant Center NorthwestTim Palacios, Finance/Budget Manager(509)786-9377timothy.palacios@wsu.eduCC0052
Community and Economic Development (CED)Brianna Wagner, Grant Admin5-6832brianna.wagner@wsu.eduCC0319
Composite Materials and Eng. Ctr. Suzanne Hamada, Admin Assistant5-4683sdhamada@wsu.eduCC0301
County MOAsLisa Bruce, Fiscal Off/Mgmt Analyst5-0502lisa-bruce@wsu.eduCC0254
Crop & Soil SciencesTim Palacios, Finance/Budget Manager(509)786-9377timothy.palacios@wsu.eduCC0302
Division of Governmental StudiesBrianna Wagner, Grant Admin5-6832brianna.wagner@wsu.eduCC0307
Energy ProgramDonna Cowsert, Fiscal Off/Mgmt Analyst8-2084cowsertd@energy.wsu.eduCC0320
Todd Currier, Energy Ext. Program
Entomology Michael Ababurko, Grant Admin5-5521michael.ababurko@wsu.duCC0304
Extension Food SystemsBrianna Wagner, Grant Admin5-6832brianna.wagner@wsu.eduCC0022
Extension SNAP-EDBrian Dentler, Grant Admin5-1008bdentler@wsu.eduCC0062
Food & Environ. Quality LabMichael Ababurko, Grant Admin5-5521michael.ababurko@wsu.duCC0306
HorticultureKyle White, Grant Admin5-2429kdwhite@wsu.eduCC0303
Human DevelopmentJody Everett, Grant AdminTBDjodyl@wsu.eduCC0321
Impact Center Esther Kruse, Fiscal Off/Mgmt Analyst 5-6885etate@wsu.eduCC0730
Institute of Biological ChemistryJeff Bowman, Admin Manager5-8383jeff.bowman@wsu.eduCC0308
Mary Hoffman, Grant
Metropolitan Center for Applied ResearchBrianna Wagner, Grant Admin5-6832brianna.wagner@wsu.eduCC0309
Plant PathologyJason Hansen, Grant AdminTBDgary.hanswn@wsu.eduCC0322
School of Economic SciencesMichael Ababurko, Grant Admin5-5521michael.ababurko@wsu.duCC0323
School for the Environment Jessica Billings, Admin Manager5-0430jbillings1976@wsu.eduCC0311
School of Food ScienceDebbie Foster, Grant Admin5-2970deborah.c.foster@wsu.eduCC0310
Viticulture and EnologyJason Hansen, Grant AdminTBDgary.hanswn@wsu.eduCC0312
Western Center for Risk Management EducationKyle White, Grant Admin5-2429kdwhite@wsu.eduCC0313
William D. Ruckelshaus CenterBrianna Wagner, Grant Admin5-6832brianna.wagner@wsu.eduCC0314
WSU Long Beach R&E UnitEsther Kruse, Fiscal Off/Mgmt Analyst5-6885etate@wsu.eduCC0063
WSU Mt. VernonLisa Friend, Grant Admin(360)848-6120grants.cmp@wsu.eduCC325
WSU Prosser Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center (IAREC)Samantha Bridger, Grant Admin(509)786-2226prosser.grants@wsu.eduCC0327
WSU Puyallup Research and Extension Center (REC)Jean Canonica/Lisa Friend, Grant Admin(253)445-4506grants.cmp@wsu.eduCC0316
WSU Wenatchee Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center (TFREC) Darla Ewalk, Admin Manager(509)293-8802dewald@wsu.eduCC0326
Youth and Family (Y&F)Brian Dentler, Grant Admin5-1008bdentler@wsu.eduCC0315