Corporate, Foundation and Sponsored Programs


Welcome! The Office of Corporate, Foundation and Sponsored Programs is committed to providing comprehensive support to members of the Olin College community engaged in externally funded programs.

Our mission is to facilitate research and creative exploration while meeting the College’s obligations to the policies and regulations of its sponsors. 


Susan M. Mihailidis

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Phone: 781-292-2426
Milas Hall 256

Lori Parmet

Assistant Director of Sponsored Programs, Post-Award
Phone: 781-292-2424
Milas Hall 308

Award Services

  • Funding opportunities – identification of funding sources and determination of eligibility
  • Proposal development – interpretation of funder guidelines, identification of project resources, budget development
  • Proposal review and approval – ensuring proposals comply with funder and institutional guidelines as well as applicable regulations
  • Proposal submission – submission of research and program applications
  • Award negotiation and execution – review of terms and conditions for investigator and institutional acceptance; execution of agreements
  • Project support – identify and resolve issues that arise throughout the lifecycle of the award
  • Major project changes – liaison with agencies and institutions regarding grant transfers, change in PI or scope, substantial re-budgeting, project extensions
  • Compliance – provision of resources and guidance regarding federal and other regulations including IRB approval, export control laws, responsible conduct of research, intellectual property, conflict of interest
  • Award setup – distribution of notices of new awards; communication of award requirements; account setup and approval of new account numbers
  • Management of grant funds – account monitoring, financial updates, training in access to financial systems, review and approval of expenses, salary payment setup
  • Budget planning and analysis – assistance with planning for grant expenditures
  • Sponsor invoicing – preparation and submission of invoices; payment tracking
  • Subrecipient invoice review – review of all subrecipient invoices for compliance to agreements
  • Financial reporting – preparation and submission of sponsor financial reports
  • Compliance – interpretation of sponsor guidelines related to financial matters such as purchasing and travel regulations; management of processes for effort reporting, cost transfers, cost sharing, and program income
  • Project closeout – final account reconciliation; preparation and submission of final financial reports