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Richard Bailey

  • Database Specialist

Corry Bullock

  • Lead, Post-Award Administration and Accounting

Robert Cornwall

  • Associate Director

Amy Davis

  • Post-Award Administration and Accounting

Kevin A. Dressler

  • Associate Director of Strategic Initiatives and Proposal Development, SIRO

Elizabeth Grgurich

  • Administrative Support

Monica Grubb

  • Post-Award Administration and Accounting

Vicky Kaltenbach

  • Pre-Award Administration and Proposal Submission

Heather Mann

  • Pre-Award Administration and Proposal Submission

Lorraine M. Mulfinger

  • Associate Director of Strategic Initiatives and Proposal Development, SIRO

Niki Lynn Page

  • Lead, Pre-Award Administration and Proposal Submission

Christy Shaw-Godinez

  • Pre-Award Administration and Proposal Submission

Gregg Stimer

  • Post-Award Administration and Accounting

Nicole Wolfe

  • Post-Award Administration and Accounting

Strategic Interdisciplinary Research Office

100 Land and Water Research Building, University Park, PA 16802
Phone: 814-863-0293 • Fax: 814-863-2830

The Strategic Interdisciplinary Research Office (SIRO) is a research administration unit under the direction of  Director, Padma Raghavan.  SIRO staff provides active support for the development of large-scale and strategic proposals that are mainly multi-college and multi-institution efforts as well as administration of the resulting awards.

SIRO staff also provides administrative support to the Materials Research Institute (MRI) and the Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment (PSIEE).  In this context, SIRO provides both pre-award and post-award support for single-investigator and team based programs of MRI and PSIEE researchers whose primary campus address is in interdisciplinary research buildings (e.g. MRL Building, MRI Building, and Land and Water Building).

Large-Scale and Strategic Support:

MRI and PSIEE Investigator Support:


SIRO staff can assist you in directing your general research administration inquiries. For additional university resources, regarding research administration, please refer to the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) website (Office of Sponsored Programs) for more information.



On September 2, Rosemarie Hunziker, PhD, of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) presented a webinar on submitting winning National Institute of Health (NIH) grants. Click here to view the presentation:  Winning NIH Grants: Swimming with Sharks