The Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs provides support and guidance for faculty and administrators throughout the proposal, budget, submission, compliance, and reporting processes. Institutional relationships with foundations, government agencies, and companies are developed and coordinated, and grant activity is tracked and monitored. Contact us at


Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs

William C. Layton (Bill),  MA, MBA


Seven S. Grenier ’94, MBA

Associate Director

Chad G. Sisson ’96, Ph.D.

Teaching Assistant in Chemistry

Elizabeth S. Danner (Betsy)

Assistant Director

Stephanie H. Hutchinson

Administrative Assistant

Laura Sloat

Consultant: Data Management

Fellow in Grants and Sponsored Programs

Michael C. Thurston ’19



Liaisons to Grants and Sponsored Programs

Margaret McFadden, Ph.D.

Provost and Dean of Faculty
Professor of American Studies

Scott Smith ’88

Administrative Financial Services

Becky Brodigan

Institutional Research and Assessment

Darylyne Provost

Interim Director of the Colby Libraries

Will Saxe

Director of Risk Management

Cynthia W. Wells ’83 (Cindy)

Director of Student Financial Services

Susan M. McDougal (Sue)

Associate Dean of Students

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Tarja Raag, Ph.D., Chair IRB

Associate Professor of Psychology