Notre Dame Research provides Research Project Managers (RPM) to the Notre Dame community to support researchers with the management of their sponsored projects. RPMs manage a variety of projects, spanning complex, multi-institutional projects to one-off short term projects. The RPM team is experienced in all facets of the research life cycle and works closely with Notre Dame Research Administration units to provide a concierge level of specialized support.   

The RPM support is structured to fill gaps and assist researchers with their sponsored projects. The RPMs provide assistance by building a collaborative and solutions-oriented relationship that recognizes where and when support is needed. By delivering a customized, high-level, high-energy support service, the RPM team promotes the continued growth of Notre Dame research endeavors.

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Meet the Team

  1. Katie Cybulski

    Research Project Manager

  2. Melanie E. DeFord

    Assistant Vice President for Research

  3. Kathy Knoll

    Research Project Manager

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    Cheryl Lee

    Research Project Manager

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    Nicole Quartiero

    Research Project Management Director