New Director of Education Builds Guidance Resources at the GCO

Have you noticed more emails than usual in your inbox from the GCO, and do you find that a good thing (most of the time)? In June of 2014, the Grants and Contracts Office hired Allison Gottlieb as their new Director of Education for Sponsored Programs, and Allison has been busy reorganizing GCO’s website and creating tools and resources for Mount Sinai’s research community to help them navigate through the submission process. Allison has been working in sponsored project administration at Mount Sinai for 15 years starting her professional career in the GCO as a Grants and Contracts Specialist. Drawing upon that experience, she has created:

  • a master application submission checklist and instructions, which enables PIs and their teams to submit virtually administrative error free applications when followed;
  • a budget template in Excel with automatic calculation features to handle the simplest and toughest budgets out there;
  • SOP memos and checklists for projects with subawards;  and
  • a series of NIH specific guidance such as for ASSIST grants and required Individual Development Plan (IDP) language for use in RPPR applications.

If you would like to receive GCO’s e-communications and stay up to date on changes that may affect your application submission, please send an e-mail to

The GCO is Moving

In addition to the GCO’s ramped up e-presence, its physical location is also on the move to 150 East 42nd Street, 10th floor. They will be packing up Friday, March 20 and arriving at their new destination on Monday, March 23. Please allow for delays in correspondence on that Friday. Although their box number and the main telephone number remains the same, all individual extensions will change. The GCO will inform you of their new telephone numbers in a separate notification. They look forward to serving you from their new location.