Sponsored Programs and Procurement Department (SPP) What's New

About Us

The SAO Sponsored Programs and Procurement Department is responsible for coordinating, reviewing, and submitting all SAO proposals; negotiating, executing, administering, and closing out all incoming contracts, grants, cooperative agreements, and other awards that are received from our various sponsors; providing assistance with export control compliance regulations; procuring all goods and services required by the scientific divisions and administrative departments within SAO; issuing and administering all Chandra X-ray Observatory Center (CXC) awards for and on behalf of NASA; and assisting members of the SAO community with all of their travel and special events needs.


Department Manager: Joseph F. Lendall (617) 495-7401
Sponsored Programs:
        Thomas G. Bonnenfant (617) 495-7317
Export Compliance: Natascha Finnerty (617) 496-7557
Purchasing: Ethel P. (E.J.) Dotts (617) 496-7562
Subcontracts: Elizabeth M. Kraft (617) 495-7402
Subgrants: Carol Dzengelewski (617) 496-7705
Travel: Ann Cote (617) 495-7220


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