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Office of Sponsored Projects & Research

Putnam Science Center


Penny Miceli

Penny J. Miceli, PhD, CRA
603-358-2427 (phone)
603-358-2939 (fax)

Certified by the Research Administrators Certification Council since 2006, Penny is experienced in administering sponsored projects from “cradle to grave.” She is a member of the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) and the Society of Research Administrators International (SRA). Penny leads the long-range strategic planning efforts around sponsored projects and research, strategic partnerships at the national, regional and state level in support of those efforts, capacity building, and institutional research compliance.

Contact Penny for questions relating to:

  • Institutional strategic planning and capacity building around sponsored projects and research
  • National, Regional, and State-wide partnerships to advance sponsored projects and research
  • Translating federal compliance requirements into institutional policy and procedures
  • Intellectual Asset Management (intellectual property issues, technology transfer and commercialization)
  • Coordination of OSPR efforts with those of the Division of Advancement where appropriate
  • Oversight of OSPR training and outreach
  • Award review, negotiation, and acceptance (Authorized Organizational Representative)

Pre-Award Specialist, OSPR

603-358-2939 (fax)

Contact the Pre-Award Specialist for questions relating to:

  • Help clarifying faculty short and long-term funding goals
  • Locating and evaluating potential funding opportunities
  • Managing external proposal planning process, including applications to federal, state, and private sponsors
  • Assistance with routine administrative components of external grant proposals, including budgetary portions
  • Applying appropriate institutional, sponsor, and federal guidelines, policies, and procedures to each proposal, ensuring compliance
  • Questions regarding pre-award policies and procedures

Audrey Arsenault

Audrey Arsenault, CRA
Manager, Financial Research Administration & Compliance
603-358-2046 (phone)
603-358-2939 (fax)

Audrey is a Certified Research Administrator and a member of the National Council of Research Administrators (NCURA). Adopting a lifecycle approach to research administration, she specializes in the administrative and financial post-award management of awards from federal, state and private sponsors. Working collaboratively with the Pre-Award Specialist, she facilitates a smooth transition for successful applicants into the post-award phase of their project. Audrey provides technical guidance and assistance throughout the life of the award to help faculty and staff confidently manage sponsor and institutional post award requirements.

Contact Audrey for questions relating to:

  • Financial management of awards
  • Interpreting and complying with award terms and conditions
  • Prior approval for line-item budget revisions, changes in scope, or no-cost extensions
  • Compliance with sponsor reporting obligations
  • Research Integrity/Compliance issues (including IRB, IACUC, CITI training, and Financial Conflict of Interest in Research procedures)

Kim Cassin
Financial Research Administrator
603-358-2780 (phone)
603-358-2939 (fax)

Bio coming soon

Other Campus Partners

Human Subjects IRB:
Dr. Chitra Akkoor, Chair

Dr. Angela Barlow, Co-Chair

Animal Welfare IACUC Chair:
Dr. Scott Strong
Science Center 328, Mailstop 2001

Chemical/Biological and Laboratory Safety Contact:
Ralph Stuart
Chemical Hygiene Officer
Physical Plant, Elliot Center, Mailstop 2502

Research Misconduct and Whistleblower Protection:
Individuals with concerns about possible research misconduct may contact the Director of Sponsored Projects & Research, who serves as KSC’s Research Integrity Officer. Additionally, the USNH Board of Trustees’ Administrative Policy on Fraud establishes a high standard of ethical and professional conduct, encourages everyone to report instances of fraud, and strictly prohibits retaliation against anyone doing so. USNH will not discharge, demote, or otherwise discriminate against an employee who, in good faith, reports suspected legal or regulatory violations, adhering to the State of New Hampshire’s Whistleblowers’ Protection Act (NH RSA 275-E) and the Federal Pilot Program for Enhancement of Contractor Employee Whistleblower Protection.USNH maintains an anonymous hotline for individuals wishing to report concerns.

Contact the Office of Sponsored Projects and Research

Please visit our staff page for a directory of contacts for various sponsored projects and research functions.