Penn State Altoona

Susan Conaway

  • Contracting Officer
Office of Sponsored Programs
110 Technology Center Building University Park, PA 16802
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As a Contracting Officer, Susan serves the Penn State research administration community by reviewing requests for proposals, processing gifts and grants, and negotiating contracts, subawards, and modifications. She is a member of the OSP Subaward Committee, and OSP Policy Committee.

Susan began her Research Administration career with the Office of Sponsored Programs in 2015 as a Processor providing support to Negotiators by facilitating the processing of award and non-financial documents. Then as a Grants Coordinator, she prepared and submitted proposals for a number of business areas before taking on the role of Negotiator. She previously served as the Authorized Organizational Representative (AOR) for pre-award activities for Penn State’s Outreach units. She also was a member of the University’s Pre-Award Advisory Board and mentored Proposal and Award Generalists in proposal submissions

  • Susan negotiates subawards for the following business areas:
    • Abington College
    • Altoona College
    • Arts & Architecture
    • Berks College
    • Business Administration
    • College of Education
    • College of Engineering (N-Z)
    • Commonweath Campuses (University College)
    • Communications
    • Great Valley College
    • Miscellaneous Units (Non-VPR)
    • VPR - MRI, Huck Institute, Ben Franklin, SIRO, ORP