The Office of Sponsored Projects and Research supports the college's goals of investing in our faculty and staff and advancing academic excellence.

Our office works with faculty in partnership with the Office of Academic Affairs and Finance to manage research proposals from the beginning, or 'pre-award,' stage of a project through the termination, or 'closeout,' of an award. We also partner with the Office of Advancement on institutional priorities that are seeking support from government agencies, or have a strong faculty component.



Phone: 603-641-7174
Location: Alumni Hall
Office Hours: Mon.–Fri.: 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.


Our office assists faculty, staff, and students distinguish themselves through their scholarly efforts. We accomplish this by assisting with the funding needs of faculty, staff, and students engaged in original research, creative endeavors, and other forms of scholarship. Our office:

  • Funds faculty scholarly projects through internal grant programs
  • Provides pre-award consultative services and technical support for faculty developing external grant proposals
  • With our partners in the Finance Office, assists with the administration of grant awards during the post-award phase
  • Upholds the college's mission by attending to regulatory and compliance concerns through the development of policies and procedures relating to externally sponsored projects

Our comprehensive approach to research administration allows us to better understand the entire cycle of an award and serve as a resource for you, no matter what stage of the process you are in. We strive to serve the campus community with exceptional expertise and customer service. Please let us know how we may assist you.

Saint Anselm College
Office of Sponsored Programs and Research
Institutional Profile

Legal Name and Address

Saint Anselm College
Office of Sponsored Programs and Research
100 Saint Anselm Drive, Box 1738
Manchester, NH 03102-1310
Phone: (603) 641-7174
Fax: (603) 641-7222

Congressional District: NH 1

Authorized Saint Anselm College Representatives

Office of Sponsored Programs and Research: Mary Mader, Director, (603) 641-7174
Financial Management: Erica Dobler, Controller, Finance, (603) 641-7102

Grants Administration

Erin Varsalone, Grants Administrator, Office of Sponsored Programs and Research, (603) 641-7175

Contact Erin if you have questions about or need assistance with: identifying external funders for your research or project; the proposal preparation, grant writing and submission process; budget development; and/or understanding federal, state, and private sponsors requirements and guidelines for your proposed project and/or grant award.

Jennifer Ellsworth, Accounting Manager – Grants, Finance Office, (603) 641-7253

Contact Jen if you have questions about or need assistance with: setting up an account for your awarded grant and general post-award budget questions and/or concerns.

Important Institutional ID Numbers & Dates  
Employee Identification Number (EIN) 02-0222182
Dun and Bradstreet Number 073969388
Human Subjects Federal Wide Assurance # FWA00011017 
Expires: May 31, 2028

Fringe Benefits Rate

The following percentages should be used on budgets accompanying proposals:

  • 16% for the summer
  • 30% for the Academic Year

Facilities and Administrative (Indirect) Costs

In accordance with our negotiated agreement with the DHHS, the following predetermined rate should be used until further notice: 53% of Modified Total Direct Costs

Identifying Funding Sources by Discipline

Note: Some of the funding opportunities listed below may have geographical restrictions; please be sure to review institutional and geographical eligibility guidelines.