Grants Administration

Each year, the Research Administration office at the Waisman Center processes the grant applications and progress reports on behalf of Waisman Center Investigators. The Waisman Center Research Administration office also assists investigators with final invention statements, material transfer agreements, and non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements. This office manages all of the required clearances (i.e., human subjects, animal) related to research activities, and establishes subcontracts for projects.

Grants Resource Guide is available to help investigators and research project staff at the Waisman Center understand and navigate the language, policies, and procedures of sponsored project administration.  The guide includes information on preparing and submitting a proposal, starting up a new project, expending grant funds, and complying with sponsor policies and regulations. It is intended to serve as a “first stop” reference tool and includes many links to sites where more detailed guidance can be found. Please feel free to provide feedback on improvements to this resource, at

Please communicate with the Waisman Center Grants Administration office via

Waisman Center Grant Submission Timeline Goals:

  1. Four weeks prior to actual submission deadline – PI (or designee) sends e-mail to and provide PI Name, Short Project Title, Sponsor
  2. Three weeks prior to actual submission deadline – budget finalized
  3. Two weeks prior to actual submission deadline – complete file in Waisman Grants Administration office for submission review
  4. One week prior to actual submission deadline – complete file in RSP for final review

Grants and Business Office List

wdt_ID Task Primary Contact Backup Contact Email
1 Agreements (MTA, CDA, CTA, etc) Lee, Peters
2 ASSAs Lee, Peters, Torkildson
3 Building & maintenance issues Ales Bleck
4 Building security/access Eckerty Ales, Bleck
5 Cap Ex questions & balances Torkildson
6 Charge back system questions & mgmt Lee
7 Custodian accounts Torkildson Lee
8 Deposits Torkildson Lee
9 Direct payment requests Torkildson Lee
10 E Reimbursement Torkildson Lee
11 Effort certification Bleck, Lee, Peters Peters
12 Grant closeouts Bleck, Lee, Peters
13 Key requests Eckerty Ales, Torkildson
14 Mail/shipping barcodes Eckerty Ales, Torkildson
15 MDS accounts Torkildson Lee
16 No cost extensions Lee, Peters
17 Non-salary cost transfers Bleck, Lee, Peters, Torkildson
18 Parking coordinator Eckerty
19 Payroll funding updates Bleck, Lee, Peters
20 Progress reports Lee, Peters
21 Proposal submissions Lee, Peters
22 Purchase orders/requisitions Torkildson
23 Purchasing card Torkildson
24 Salary cost transfers Bleck, Lee, Peters
25 Subcontracts Lee, Peters
27 Telephones & voice mail Eckerty Keir
28 Waisman directory updates Eckerty
Task Primary Contact Backup Contact Email

Grants Office Contact List

Grants Administration Staff

Jody Bleck

Position title: Associate Director, Finance and Administration


Phone: 608-263-5900

Choutae Yang

Position title: Grants Administration


Phone: (608) 261-1514

Pao Lee

Position title: Grants Administration


Phone: 608-265-6903

Tonia Peters

Position title: Grants Administration


Phone: 608-890-1405