Dante Brinkley

Grants Program Management Director

Grants Program Management Director


Dante Brinkley joined Notre Dame Research in 2021 as a Senior Contracts Program Manager, responsible for drafting, reviewing and negotiating research-related agreements. Prior to this role, Dante worked for Moffitt Cancer Center where he served as the Manger of Division Grant Operations, with the primary responsibility of providing oversight to the grant support team for the divisions of Population and Quantitative Science. He managed the departments grant activities to ensure grant operations run effectively and efficiently, presided over policies and procedures, staff training and supervision, employee engagement, grant management and compliance, fiscal responsibilities, and served as the subject matter expert on grant operations and provided guidance at the divisional level. Prior to Moffitt Cancer Center, he was the Post Award Operations Supervisor at the University of Chicago and a Research Administrator at Northwestern University.

Units Served

  • Biological Sciences
  • Boler-Parseghian Center for Rare and Neglected Diseases
  • Center for Aquatic Conservation
  • Center for Children and Families
  • Center for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
  • Center for Zebrafish Research
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • College of Science
  • Eck Institute for Global Health
  • Environmental Change Initiative (ECI)
  • Freimann Life Science Center
  • Harper Cancer Research Institute
  • Institute for Precision Health
  • Psychology
  • Radiation Laboratory
  • University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center (UNDERC)
  • W.M. Keck Center for Transgene Research