- Office of Research and Project Administration
As Director, Jeff Friedland oversees the entire lifecycle of sponsored research – from proposal submission through award closeout with the goal of providing principal investigators, department and grant managers, and central and lab administration officials with the resources to manage sponsored funds effectively. Specifically, ORPA assists faculty members, researchers, and students by reviewing proposals, negotiating awards, and managing post-award requirements including monitoring sponsored projects for compliance with sponsor terms and conditions, University policies, and federal regulations. Furthermore, ORPA prepares and implements financial, administrative, and compliance policies and procedures related to sponsored research.
Jeff has more than 18 years of experience in sponsored programs administration. Prior to joining Princeton, Jeff was the senior assistant director of the Office of Sponsored Programs at the Education Development Center in Newton, MA. He worked to develop new policies and guidelines to improve the grants administration of this international nonprofit organization. In addition, Jeff worked for six years at the Office of Sponsored Programs at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Jeff also previously worked as a contract administrator at the Raytheon Co. and as a contract and financial manager at the Northeast Advanced Vehicle Consortium.