Research Administration Hub

  • Office of Research

Sponsored Projects Administration Services

Our Research Administrators are the first level of contact for principal investigators in regards to providing pre- and post-award administrative support for externally funded awards. They facilitate submission of proposals through the Office of Sponsored Programs to sponsors and agencies as well as provide fiscal and administrative post- award support through the life cycle of awards.

Services & Support

Pre-Award Services

  • Assistance with budget preparation
  • Guidance on cost allowability
  • Preparation of internal forms and routing for internal approvals
  • Request Proposal Assistance 
  • Track request status in SPAS Queues

Post-Award Services

  • Providing financials and projections
  • Award monitoring and compliance
  • Coordinating the issuance of subawards, purchasing, travel and hiring
  • Grant closeout 
  • Request Any Post Award Action
  • Track request status in SPAS Queues

Center Management

  • Center operations and fiscal administration 
  • General fund management
  • Recharge or service center administration
  • Pre- and post-award services

Contact Us

Name Title Portfolio Email
Kris Keays-Gant Manager of Research Administration / SPAS
College of Business and Public Policy
College of Engineering
Community and Technical College
School of Education
Community Campuses
Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs
Vice Chancellor of Administrative Services
Vice Chancellor of Research
Cindy Detablan Center Manager Institute of Social and Economic Research

Aimee Hassell Center Manager Center for Human Development
Alaska Center for Rural Health and Health Workforce
Kathleen Stadum Center Manager Alaska Center for Conservation Sciences
Environment and Natural Resources Institute
Vacant Center Manager Business Enterprise Institute 
Terry De Mesa Senior Research Administrator

College of Arts and Sciences

Roxana Petrilla Senior Research Administrator
College of Health
Division of Population Health Sciences


Name Title Email
Zalika Bishop Research Administrator
Beverly Daigle Research Administrator
Victoria Hillwig Research Administrator
Kara Joseph Research Administrator
Carolyn Lundberg Research Administrator
Jake Lundy Research Administrator
Kerry Sickles Research Administrator
Susan Stake Research Administrator
Donna Willoya Research Administrator



Mailing Address 
UAA Office of Research
3211 Providence Dr. 
Anchorage, AK 99508