Montana State University-Northern
Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs

Contact Us

The Office of Grants and Sponsored Program
P.O. Box 7751
Havre, MT 59501-7751

Samantha Clawson,
Grant Manager
406.265.3585 (tel)
406.945.3511 (fax)

Cowan Hall Room 307A

The Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs manages all functions related to sponsored programs at Montana State University-Northern defined as any activity, research or otherwise, that is funded by an external source such as federal, state, or private organizations. We take a comprehensive managerial approach and engage in the award life cycle from assisting with locating funding opportunities to the close out of a grant or award.

Post-Award Services

  • Assisting principal investigators/project directors in award administration;
  • Interpreting and fostering compliance with sponsor rules, regulations, guidelines, etc.;
  • Liaising with external sponsors;
  • Maintaining proper fiscal management, in cooperation with the budget analyst in Business Services
  • Preparation of outgoing contracts/subcontracts to sub recipients;
  • Preparation or assistance with the preparation of all funding agency reports, as required, in conjunction with the principal investigator and/or the accounting office;
  • Assistance with non-competing continuation applications;
  • Participation in audits; and
  • Providing workshops in post-award management.

Pre-Award Services

The Office of Grants and Sponsored offers a wide variety of services to assist faculty and staff with obtaining sponsored funding.

  • Identifying and disseminating funding opportunities;
  • Liaising with funding sources;
  • Review and interpretation of grant application instructions;
  • Technical assistance with pre-proposal or proposal preparation issues;
  • Developing/assisting with proposal budgets;
  • Reviewing and submitting proposals;
  • Administering electronic research administration functions working with various federal systems (i.e.,, Fastlane ,
  • Completing university assurances/certifications;
  • Resolving compliance issues;
  • Coordinating review/processing of incoming contracts/subcontracts; and
  • Providing workshops