Council on Sponsored Activities



  1. To propose and endorse internal policies regulating the activities sponsored by agencies outside the College.
  2. To propose and endorse institutional positions in response to policies of external sponsoring agencies as they affect the College.
  3. To review periodically the scope and impact of sponsored activities in relation to institutional purposes.
  4. To propose and endorse institutional policies with regard to patents, copyrights, technology transfer, and the like.
  5. To submit a report to the General Faculty at the end of each academic year.


  • Provost
  • Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
  • Director of Sponsored Projects
  • General Counsel
  • The Deans of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the three Professional Schools or their duly appointed representatives
  • Two members appointed by the Steering Committee from the faculties of the Professional Schools
  • Two members from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences delegated from the voting membership of the Committee on the Faculty
  • The chair shall be appointed by the President from among the members

2022-2023 CSA Members

  • Dean Madden (Chair and Vice Provost for Research - Provost representative)
  • Dianne Ingalls  (Vice President for Finance and Controller representative)
  • Jill Mortali (Director of Sponsored Projects)
  • Sandhya Iyer (General Counsel)
  • Jane Lipson (Dean of the Faculty representative)
  • Jon Kull (Dean of Graduate and Advanced Studies)
  • Jen Friend (Geisel Dean representative)
  • Ian Baker (Thayer Dean representative)
  • Gordon Phillips (Tuck Dean representative)
  • Catherine Stanger (Delegate from the Steering Committee of the General Faculty)
  • Keith Paulsen (Delegate from the Steering Committee of the General Faculty)
  • MIchael Cox (Delegate from the Committee on the Faculty)
  • Caroline Robertson (Delegate from the Committee on the Faculty)

Conflict of Interest Committee (COIC: sub-Committee of the CSA)

Faculty Members

  • John Butterly, Chair
  • TY Chang
  • Scott Davis
  • Gordon Phillips

Administrative Members

  • Henrike Frowein, Director, Research Integrity
  • Jill Mortali, Director, Office of Sponsored Projects
  • Ann O'Hara, Director, Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects
  • Kim Rosenfield, Director, Dartmouth Technology Transfer