About OSP

What Is a Sponsored Program? A sponsored program is a project that is funded by an external agency (an agency outside of GVSU). Most sponsored programs are awarded to the University on behalf of individual faculty members or Principal Investigators. The Office of Sponsored Programs submits proposals, accepts awards, and assists with the administration of the awards on behalf of the University.

Our Mission: The Office of Sponsored Programs serves as the University's central office that supports faculty and staff in the identification, development, submission, and administration of externally sponsored agreements for scholarly research and creative activity.

Our Vision: The Office of Sponsored Programs will be seen as a highly professional, responsive, and service-oriented organization that has an essential role in successfully advancing and supporting the University's mission and vision.

Michael Gouin-Hart

Michael Gouin-Hart, MPA, CNPL

Director, Office of Sponsored Programs
049 James H. Zumberge Hall (049 JHZ)
616-331-6868

gouinmi@gvsu.edu

Michael Gouin-Hart was appointed director of the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) in April of 2016. He came to GVSU from the Spectrum Health System in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he served as a Grants Developer and Sponsored Programs Administrator for seven years. Before that, Michael was Executive Director of the Association of Literary Scholars & Critics at Boston University, where he served a constituency that included legendary novelists Norman Mailer, Joyce Carol Oates, Ha Jin, and Jhumpa Lahiri; translators Clare Cavanagh and Robert Fagles; poets Mark Strand, Rosanna Warren, and U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky; and Dana Gioia, a former Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. A native of Kalamazoo, Michigan, Michael earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Kalamazoo College and is a graduate of both the Graduate Certificate in Non-Profit Leadership program and the Master of Public Administration program at GVSU. Michael lives in Grandville, Michigan, with his wife Traci, his kids, Lana and Gabe, and Quincy the Wonder Dog.


Andrew Kienitz

Andrew Kienitz, MBA

Grants and Contracts Specialist, Office of Sponsored Programs
Allendale Campus Office Hours:
Tue/Fri: 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wed/Thu: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

049 James H. Zumberge Hall (049 JHZ)
616-331-6898

Pew Campus Office Hours: Monday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
315.1C DeVos Center
616-331-3417
kienitan@gvsu.edu

Areas of responsibility: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (AWRI, Anthropology, Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Cell & Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Movement Science, Physics, Statistics) and the Padnos College of Engineering and Computing (PCEC).

Andrew has served in several roles over his seven years with the OSP. He began his service in 2008 as a student assistant in what was then known as the Grants Development & Administration Office. In 2011, he assumed the graduate-assistant role for two years and—after a brief stint in a Program Office at Western Michigan University--came back to GVSU and transitioned into his current position as a Grants and Contracts Specialist in the OSP. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences and a Master of Business Administration degree, both from GVSU. Andrew is from Big Rapids and currently resides in Grand Rapids. In his spare time, he enjoys video games, traveling, and craft beers.


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Beth Pasikowski, MPA

Grants and Contracts Specialist, Office of Sponsored Programs
Allendale Campus Office Hours:
Mon-Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

049 James H. Zumberge Hall (050 JHZ)
616-331-7237
pasikobe@gvsu.edu

Areas of responsibility: College of Health Professions, College of Community and Public Service, Kirkhof College of Nursing, Vice Provost for Health, University Libraries, and the Center for Scholarly and Creative Excellence.

Beth comes to GVSU from Spectrum Health where she served as a Sponsored Programs Analyst in the Office of Research Administration. Prior to Spectrum, Beth worked for over nine years in grant and program management for a variety of organizations including Steelcase, Kent County Health Department, Health Management Systems of America, Catherine’s Health Center, Arbor Circle, and the Grand Rapids Red Project. She earned both her Bachelors of Political Science and Masters of Public Administration with a Health Concentration from Grand Valley State University. Beth was born and raised and still resides in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  She enjoys spending time with her 9-year-old son, traveling (10 countries and counting!), and volunteering with the Rotary Youth Exchange Program. She also is a self-proclaimed political junkie who is a proud supporter of Michigan Radio.


Melissa Wright

Melissa Wright

Grants and Contracts Specialist, Office of Sponsored Programs
Allendale Campus Office Hours:
Mon/Wed: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tue/Fri, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

049 James H. Zumberge Hall (036 JHZ)
616-331-9452

Pew Campus Office Hours: Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
315.1C DeVos Center
616-331-3417
wrighme@gvsu.edu

Areas of responsibility: College of Education, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Classics, Communications, English, Geography/Sustainable Planning, History, Mathematics, Modern Languages & Literatures, Music, Theatre and Dance, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Regional Math & Science Center, Sociology, Visual and Media Arts, Writing) Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies, Siedman College of Business, WGVU, 

Melissa has served the GVSU community for more than 15 years. She was the Marketing and Logistics Coordinator for the GVSU Autism Education Center before joining the Office of Sponsored Programs in 2014. Melissa earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Ferris State University. She grew up in Ionia, Michigan, and now lives in Jenison with her husband, James.



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