The Grant and Contract Administration Team at RAS is organized to support research through one primary point of contact. Each department, lab or center at the Institute is assigned an RAS representative (a contract administrator). This individual is responsible for services to the department for the entire life-cycle of the project including proposal review and submission, award negotiation and set up, award management and award close out.

The Team also includes several individuals who specialize in negotiating the more complex agreements with non-federal sponsors (contract specialists). These individuals are brought in to assist the contract administrator with the negotiation or to handle the negotiation process entirely, depending upon the circumstances.

Sponsor Liaisons (those at the level of Senior Contract Administrators, Managers or Director) have special expertise in the policies and procedures of a particular sponsor of MIT research. Liaisons perform several functions related to their particular agency including approving proposals; leading or participating in negotiations, approving all awards; signing awards up to their dollar limit; and liaising with sponsors to resolve issues related to the administration of the sponsor’s funding.

Credentialed Contract Administrators are authorized to submit their own proposals from the DLCs they support to a Sponsor they are credentialed in.

Sponsor Liaison Assignments

(LL) = Lead Liaison
(L) = Liaison
(*) = Credentialed CA

DOD ASSISTANCE (ARO/AFOSR/ONR)

Michael P. Corcoran (LL)
Laureen Horton (L)
Mary A. McGonagle (L)
Courtney Bensey (L)
Marissa Clarkson (*)
Jamie Goldberg (*)
Katrina McCarty (*)
Nancy Sahagian (*)

DOD CONTRACTS

Michael P. Corcoran (LL)
Laureen Horton (L)
Mary A. McGonagle (L)
Courtney Bensey (L)
Marissa Clarkson (*)
Jamie Goldberg (*)
Katrina McCarty (*)
Nancy Sahagian (*)

DOD-CDMRP

Michael P. Corcoran (LL)
Laureen Horton (L)
Courtney Bensey (L)
Marissa Clarkson (*)
Jamie Goldberg (*)
Katrina McCarty (*)
Nancy Sahagian (*)
Bernadette Vallely (*)

DOE ASSISTANCE

Mary A. McGonagle (LL)
Michael P. Corcoran (L)
Jamie Goldberg (L)
Courtney Bensey (*)
Katrina McCarty (*)
Katie McGeary (*)
Nancy Sahagian (*)
Stacey Sullaway (*)

DOE NATIONAL LABS

Mary A. McGonagle (LL)
Michael P. Corcoran (L)
Jamie Goldberg (L)
Courtney Bensey (*)
Katrina McCarty (*)
Katie McGeary (*)

FAA

Michael P. Corcoran (LL)

FOUNDATIONS

Nancy Sahagian (LL)
Jamie Goldberg (LL)
Courtney Bensey (*)
Michael P. Corcoran (*)
Laureen Horton (*)
Mary A. McGonagle (*)
Stacey Sullaway (*)
Bernadette Vallely (*)

INDUSTRY AGREEMENTS

Laureen Horton (LL)
Michael P. Corcoran (*)
Jamie Goldberg (*)
Mary A. McGonagle (*)
Nancy Sahagian (*)

INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS

Laureen Horton (LL)
Michael P. Corcoran (L)
Mary A. McGonagle (*)

NASA

Michael P. Corcoran (LL)
Nancy Sahagian (L)
Stacey Sullaway (L)
Courtney Bensey (*)
Katelynn McPeake (*)

NIH

Bernadette Vallely (LL)
Laureen Horton (L)
Jamie Goldberg (L)
Courtney Bensey (*)
Katrina McCarty (*)
Katelynn McPeake (*)

NOAA

Laureen Horton (LL)
Michael P. Corcoran (L)

NSF

Courtney Bensey (LL)
Laureen Horton (L)
Nancy Sahagian (L)
Marissa Clarkson (*)
Jamie Goldberg (*)
Mary A. McGonagle (*)

OTHER FEDERAL

Michael P. Corcoran (LL)
Laureen Horton (L)
Mary A. McGonagle (L)
Marissa Clarkson (*)
Nancy Sahagian (*)

SPACE TELESCOPE

Michael P. Corcoran (LL)
Katelynn McPeake (*)

STATE & LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Jamie Goldberg (LL)
Laureen Horton (L)