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Contact Information

  • Office of Government and Foundation Relations
    Siena Hall 219 · 2nd Floor
    Tel (518) 783-2307
    Fax (518) 786-5013


Grants Staff

Note: If you have a question that is primarily about proposal preparation and submission, please contact Sharon Finnerty.

Sharon Finnerty
Director of Grants and Sponsored Programs

Siena Hall 219
Tel. (518) 782-6829
Fax (518) 786-5013

Sharon Finnerty is responsible for stimulating grant activity, identifying funding sources, and assisting in the development of public and private grant proposals that support faculty research and institution-wide initiatives.  She also works with the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs to implement policies and procedures that ensure compliance with state and federal grant requirements.  She holds a B.S. in Communication and M.S. in Technical Communication from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.


Cynthia Zinzow
Grant Monitoring Assistant
Roger Bacon 212
Tel. (518) 783-2496
Fax (518) 783-2986

Cynthia Zinzow monitors funded grant activities in the School of Science.  She is responsible for grant-related tasks that include processing grant requests (i.e., travel expenses, equipment purchases, research student supervision) and assisting in compliance matters on public and private grants for Principal Investigators/Project Directors.