The business center oversees the day-to-day financial and sponsored research management for the department and is comprised of one business manager, two assistant grant managers and two purchasing support personnel.
Responsibilities within the Business Center are described below followed by the chart of assignments by faculty group.
Under the supervision of the Business Manager and a member of the Business Center, the Assistant Grants Manager’s primary responsibilities are pre- and post-award activities related to MAE home based faculty with research grants both internal and external to the University. Assistant Grant Managers are responsible for maintaining a comprehensive knowledge of the faculty member’s research portfolio and providing thoughtful and effective guidance to principal investigators on how best to utilize their research resources for both sponsored and discretionary research funds. The assistant grants manager serves as a resource for faculty, students, researchers and staff on policy and procedural inquiries related to grants management and financial activities of the University. The assistant grants manager assists the business manager with the implementation of departmental processes and changes to workflow, policy or procedures as required.
The Marketplace is the primary source for requesting goods and services for all campus purchasers. If you hold a University netid you have been automatically granted Shopper capabilities in the Marketplace. The Marketplace can be accessed from the PRIME portal. Reference materials for buying & paying for goods and services can be found in the Information and Training button on the PRIME portal. When submitting a Marketplace cart please assign the cart according per the chart below.
Travel and expense reimbursements are submitted through Concur. Paper reimbursements are not accepted. If you hold a University netid you have been automatically granted access to Concur. Concur can be accessed from the PRIME portal. Reference materials for travel and expense can be found in the Information and Training button on the PRIME portal.
You will need to perform the one-time setup to create your profile. The Getting Started link on the Travel & Expense website will guide you through this process. Some basic information that you will need to setup your profile is listed below.
- From the Profile tab, click Expense Approvers and type in your supervisors name, select from the dropdown and click save. After your supervisor reviews your expense report please route the report to the approver according to the chart below.
- When submitting expenses you will need to obtain the full chart string and enter it in the allocation tab for each expense before submitting the report.
- Each expense item must include a description of the expense in the business purpose field.
- See attached for a general description of chart strings, as well as Princeton/MAE policies on reimbursements, purchasing, travel, and credit card use.
Buying & Paying
Buying & Paying
Vendor Adds & Orders over $5,000
|Travel & Expense Reimbursement|
|Arnold||Kathy Opitz||Valerie Carroll||Debbie Brown||Deanna Spoth|
|Carter||Lou Riehl||Nari Baughman||Nari Baughman||Nari Baughman|
|Choueiri||Lou Riehl||Debbie Brown||Debbie Brown||Deanna Spoth|
|Deike||Kathy Opitz||Valerie Carroll||Debbie Brown||Deanna Spoth|
|Dryer||Lou Riehl||Debbie Brown||Debbie Brown||Debbie Brown|
|Glaser||Lou Riehl||Debbie Brown||Debbie Brown||Debbie Brown|
|Haataja||Kathy Opitz||Valerie Carroll||Debbie Brown||Deanna Spoth|
|Holmes||Kathy Opitz||Valerie Carroll||Debbie Brown||Deanna Spoth|
|Hultmark||Kathy Opitz||Valerie Carroll||Debbie Brown||Debbie Brown|
|Ju||Kathy Opitz||Valerie Carroll||Debbie Brown||Deanna Spoth|
|Kasdin||Kathy Opitz||Valerie Carroll||Debbie Brown||Deanna Spoth|
|Kolemen||Lou Riehl||Debbie Brown||Debbie Brown||Debbie Brown|
|Kosmrlj||Lou Riehl||Debbie Brown||Debbie Brown||Debbie Brown|
|Law||Kathy Opitz||Valerie Carroll||Debbie Brown||Deanna Spoth|
|Leonard||Kathy Opitz||Valerie Carroll||Debbie Brown||Debbie Brown|
|Littman||Kathy Opitz||Valerie Carroll||Debbie Brown||Deanna Spoth|
|Majumdar (arriving Sept. 2017)||Kathy Opitz||Valerie Carroll||Debbie Brown||Deanna Spoth|
|Martinelli||Kathy Opitz||Valerie Carroll||Debbie Brown||Deanna Spoth|
|Mikhailova||Lou Riehl||Debbie Brown||Debbie Brown||Debbie Brown|
|Miles||Lou Riehl||Debbie Brown||Debbie Brown||Debbie Brown|
|Mueller||Lu Riehl||Debbie Brown||Debbie Brown||Debbie Brown|
|Rowley||Kathy Opitz||Valerie Carroll||Debbie Brown||Deanna Spoth|
|Smits||Kathy Opitz||Valerie Carroll||Debbie Brown||Deanna Spoth|
|Steingart||Lou Riehl||Debbie Brown||Debbie Brown||Debbie Brown|
|Stone||Lou Riehl||Debbie Brown||Debbie Brown||Deanna Spoth|
|Suckewer||Lou Riehl||Debbie Brown||Debbie Brown||Debbie Brown|
|Undergraduate teaching lab staff||n/a||Valerie Carroll||Debbie Brown||Valerie Carroll|