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Peter Lisi, Director

OSP is the department on campus responsible for the solicitation and management of funding from institutional funders. This includes the identification, submission, post-award management, and compliance for various types of funding (i.e., grants, contracts, subcontracts, cooperative agreements) from corporations and corporate foundations, private foundations, and public entities at the city, state, and federal level. OSP also offers a series of workshops throughout the year to faculty and staff on topics such as research funding opportunities, proposal development, budgeting and post-award grant management.

Phone: 860.768.5938
Fax: 860.768.5942
Email: lisi@hartford.edu

Kristin Geshel, Grants and Contracts Officer

Kristin works with faculty on the identification of funding opportunities, the development and submission of grant proposals to government funding agencies, including budget development, and is a liaison to external agencies. She provides technical assistance and monitors compliance with funder’s requirements. She reviews proposals for accuracy and compliance with the University of Hartford policies and works with Financial Accounting in the establishment of University grant accounts. Kristin also conducts faculty workshops and coordinates press releases with the Office of Communications.

Phone: 860.768.5939
Fax: 860.768.5942
Email: geshel@hartford.edu

Anna Paula Frazao, Administrative Secretary

Anna Paula provides administrative support for OSP with a focus on maintaining the processes and procedures required for the submission and oversight of grant proposals and awards; grant award communications and website; scheduling and managing logistics of appointments, meetings and presentations; and departmental budget management.

Phone: 860.768.5940
Fax: 860.768.5942
Email: frazao@hartford.edu

Other Contacts

Rebecca Brandt, Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations

Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations, Institutional Advancement

Rebecca's office reports to the office of Institutional Advancement. Rebecca handles all grant requests that relate to private funding, including corporations and foundations. She helps identify, cultivate and solicit private funding organizations for support of the University of Hartford and helps faculty and staff build ongoing relationships with funders. She provides guidance and information for the development of grant proposals and subsequent budget management and reporting. Rebecca also reviews, edits and provides ongoing feedback to faculty and staff on proposals and reports which are being submitted to private funding organizations.

Phone: 860.768.2413
Fax: 860.768.2454
Email: brandt@hartford.edu

Kiku Ichihara, Grants and Restricted Funds Accountant

Financial Accounting

Kiku works closely with OSP in award setup and the post-award fiscal management of the University's grants and contracts. Though not part of OSP, she is a key contact for faculty managing their grants.

Phone: 860.768.4664
Fax: 860.768.4067

H. Frederick Sweitzer, Associate Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies                                                                                                   

Office of the Provost

Fred is the primary liaison to the Provost and provides the final review before grant proposals go to the Provost for signature. He works closely with OSP to ensure University policies are being followed.

Phone: 860.768.4504
Fax: 860.768.4070
Email: sweitzer@hartford.edu

Stephen Misovich, Associate Professor

Human Subjects Committee (HSC)

Professor Misovich is the contact for the University of Hartford's Human Subjects Committee (HSC/IRB) the committee that oversees grant proposals involving human subjects. He confirms for OSP that the appropriate documentation has been submitted to the HSC prior to the submission of any grant proposal involving human subjects.

Phone: 860.768.4721
Email: misovich@hartford.edu

Jacob Harney, Prof./Chair/Dir. Neuroscience Program

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

Professor Harney is the Chair of the committee which oversees the use of animals in research on campus. He confirms for OSP that the appropriate documentation has been submitted to IACUC prior to the submission of any grant proposal involving vertebrate animals.

Phone: 860.768.5780
Email: harney@hartford.edu