Post Award Services

Post-award staff are responsible for the accounting and administration of all grants awarded through RSP. Once a grant has been awarded by the sponsor, the oversight of the grant award is passed from pre-award to the post-award staff to administer the grant. The list below will guide you to the post-award staff member specifically responsible for assistance with your grant.

Post-Award Administrator Points of Contact

Name Specialty College/School Focus

Chris Spohn

Backup: Kim Owens

Manages post-award activities; acts as a liaison between sponsors and principal investigators; RSP liaison for Fiscal Service Managers, coordinates and signs off on invoices, Letter of Credit (LOC) draws, GRA agreements, submission of financial reports and administrative reports, documentation of cost-sharing efforts, subcontracts, subcontract invoices, preauthorization of grants, and closeout of grant/contract accounts.  Manages effort reporting, ePAFs, and labor redistributions. University-wide for Director position; grants accountant for Clinical Trials Research Alliance (CTRA) and Boonshoft School of Medicine (BSOM)

Kim Owens
Associate Director

Backup: Chris Spohn

Award setup; billing, collection of outstanding receivables, letter of credit drawdowns; financial and administrative reporting; subcontracts; award closeout; grants training; Post Award liaison for RSP website updates; RSP liaison to Banner Grant Module upgrades and enhancements.

College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS); College of Health and Human Services (CHEH); College of Liberal Arts (COLA); Raj Soin College of Business (RSCB); Lake Campus (LAKE); Vice Provost for Research and Innovation (VPRI); College of Science and Math (CoSM); and all miscellaneous departments that do not roll to an academic unit.


Joe Fowler
Grants Accountant

Backup: Chris Spohn

Billing; collection of outstanding receivables; award closeout. University-wide