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Sherisse Webb

Director

905-525-9140 ext.26946

Oversees the Research Office for Administration, Development and Support (ROADS), which provides value-added service to McMaster’s research community through provision of professional and timely research administrative services. Support ranges from guiding researchers through the research funding application process to effectively bringing awarded projects into operation.
Melina Mirabella

Executive Assistant

905-525-9140 ext.26974

Provides administrative support to the Director and staff of ROADS, and to the Assistant Vice-President, Research Administration.
Jennifer Vallbacka

Manager, Research Information Systems & analysis

905-525-9140 ext.26581

Is accountable to the Vice-President, Research for McMaster’s research funding and performance data.

Development Unit

Grace Kim

Assistant Director, Development

905-525-9140 ext.24765

Manages the Development Unit which supports researchers through the:

  • identification of funding opportunities
  • provision of information sessions
  • review and editing of grant submissions
Pamela McIntyre

Assistant Director, Development

905-525-9140 ext.23713

Manages the Development Unit which supports researchers through the:

  • identification of funding opportunities
  • provision of information sessions
  • review and editing of grant submissions
Nathan Coschi

Senior Advisor

905-525-9140 ext.21581

Development Unit contact for the Faculty of Science.

Assists researchers with proposal development by reviewing applications, providing advice, and drafting institutional elements of proposals, as applicable. Ensures that proposals and funding agreements comply with University policies, and conform to the criteria and guidelines of the program sponsor.

Michaela (Miky) Dumitrescu

Senior Advisor

905-525-9140 ext.21548

Development Unit contact for the Faculty of Engineering.

Assists researchers with proposal development by reviewing applications, providing advice, and drafting institutional elements of proposals, as applicable. Ensures that proposals and funding agreements comply with University policies, and conform to the criteria and guidelines of the program sponsor.

Leanna Fong

Senior Advisor

905-525-9140 ext.21583

Development Unit contact for the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Assists researchers with proposal development by reviewing applications, providing advice, and drafting institutional elements of proposals, as applicable. Ensures that proposals and funding agreements comply with University policies, and conform to the criteria and guidelines of the program sponsor.

Sean Kinnear

Senior Advisor

905-525-9140 ext.24681

Assists researchers with proposal development by reviewing applications, providing advice, and drafting institutional elements of proposals, as applicable. Ensures that proposals and funding agreements comply with University policies, and conform to the criteria and guidelines of the program sponsor.
Christina Pellegrini

Senior Advisor

905-525-9140 ext.27207

Development Unit contact for the Faculty of Humanities.

Assists researchers with proposal development by reviewing applications, providing advice, and drafting institutional elements of proposals, as applicable. Ensures that proposals and funding agreements comply with University policies, and conform to the criteria and guidelines of the program sponsor.

Virginia Viscardi

Senior Advisor

905-525-9140 ext.24159

Development Unit contact for the DeGroote School of Business.

Assists researchers with proposal development by reviewing applications, providing advice, and drafting institutional elements of proposals, as applicable. Ensures that proposals and funding agreements comply with University policies, and conform to the criteria and guidelines of the program sponsor.

Susan Gordon

Research Information Specialist

905-525-9140 ext.23138

 

Assists researchers with the identification of funding opportunities.

Administration & Support Unit

Van Nhan

Assistant Director, Research Administration & Support

905-525-9140 ext.23111

Manages the Administration and Support Unit which:

  • provides assistance with selected budget development on major institutional research projects;
  • assists in managing McMaster’s allocation for identified programs;
  • ensures that researchers and the University are protected through funding agreements and compliance with agency and institutional policy; and
  • supports awarded projects in non-financial aspects of ongoing administration.
Leanna Fong

Senior Advisor

905-525-9140 ext.21583

Provides expertise and support in moving awarded projects to an operational state.
Christal Levy

Senior Advisor

905-525-9140 ext.22593

Provides expertise and support in moving awarded projects to an operational state.
Kim Graham

Research Administration Analyst

905-525-9140 ext.26956

Provides administrative support for the following programs: CFI, CRC, ORF-RI, ERA and other federal & provincial infrastructure programs. Provides administrative support for the following programs: ARB, McMaster Incentive Grants (MIG), NSERC USRA.

Tri-Council awards, external grants, grant transfers and agreements, annual reporting, and internal funding for faculties of Business & Science.

Prepares documentation for the transfer of awarded projects to Research Finance.

Carolyn Partyka

Research Administration Analyst

905-525-9140 ext.21756

(Muriel Gervais currently on leave)

Provides administrative support for the following programs: CFI, CRC, ORF-RI, ERA and other federal & provincial infrastructure programs. Provides administrative support for the following programs: ARB, McMaster Incentive Grants (MIG), NSERC USRA.

Tri-Council awards, external grants, grant transfers and agreements, annual reporting and internal funding for faculties of Engineering, Humanities & Social Sciences.

Prepares documentation for the transfer of awarded projects to Research Finance.