Sponsored Programs Administration

Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA) is responsible for pre- and post-award grant and contract activities at Essentia Health. This includes industry-sponsored clinical trials, federal and foundation grants, and contracts. Services include:

  • Proposal and budget development assistance
  • Proposal review, sign-off, and submission
  • Grant and contract negotiation and acceptance
  • Subcontract preparation and administration
  • Federal indirect cost rate negotiation
  • Financial reporting
  • Progress reporting
  • Award close-out
  • Effort certification

SPA Activities

SPA also supports activities to build grants readiness at Essentia Health in key areas through:

  • Funding source identification
  • Capacity building plans development
  • Proposal submission coordination

Contact Us

  • For general inquiries or pre-award/contract information email Nancy Dold, research grants manager, or call 218-786-2698.
  • For post-award or finance information email Erica Ludwig, senior accounting analyst, or call 218- 576-0031.