Partnership & Institutional Projects

Assistant Director, Nancy Klimczak


Kara Allanach
Manager, Institutional Projects

Contract Specialists
Gareth Corry 780-492-8032
Mireille Estephan 780-492-8378
Liz Huston 780-492-1430
Ryan McKenzie 780-492-6154
Gonzalo Vilas 780-492-2753
Research Support Administrators
Lisa Cruywels 780-492-8623
Vera Harris 780-492-8566
Vanessa Incani 780-492-8623
Amanda Kaptein 780-492-2766
Esther Yeung 780-492-2922


Amanda Rosnau
Manager, Partnership Projects

Contract Specialists
Anita Fung 780-492-1680
Colleen Hanrahan 780-492-2650
Shannon Kirk 780-492-4919
Sarah MacFarlane 780-492-2762
Jennifer Morrison 780-492-1350
Martha Smith 780-492-6145
Grants Administrator
Arline Devassy 780-492-6283


Amin Karim
Senior Finance Analyst Team Lead

Finance Analysts
Nafissa Aktary 780-492-4912
Kris Biffis 780-492-6260
Cameron Blackmore 780-492-2782
Yuting Hao 780-492-9798
Partnership and Institutional Projects

Manages the application intakes for major institutional funding programs, including application and budget development support for the following:

  • Canada Foundation for Innovation and provincial partners
  • Canada Research Chairs
  • Canada Excellence Research Chairs

Provides post-award administration including purchasing oversight and reporting on complex budgets funded from multiple sources.

Negotiates and administers institutional activities related to research at the University of Alberta, such as:

  • Chairs and Faculty Support Programs: NSERC Industrial Research Chairs; Alberta Innovates-Technology Futures
  • Network Centres of Excellence
  • Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research
  • NSERC Strategic Network Agreements
  • Master Research Agreements with external sponsors
  • Institutionally Administered Research Programs, i.e., Helmholtz

Negotiates and administers research agreements with major collaborative partnerships such as:

  • NSERC Collaborative Research and Development (CRD) Grants
  • Agriculture Funding Consortium
  • Genome Canada and any related regional centers (i.e., Genome Alberta)
  • Western Economic Diversification

Administers Sabbatical Research Grants