Grants Management Branch (GMB)

Pamela FlemingPamela Fleming
Branch Chief

Who We Are:

Name Title Phone
Pamela Fleming Chief Grants Management Officer (GMO) (301) 480-1159
Carol Alderson Deputy Chief GMO (301) 827-6685
Amy Connolly Supervisory Grants Management Specialist (301) 827-4457
Yinka Abu Grants Management Specialist (301) 827-6691
Amy Bucheimer Grants Management Specialist (301) 827-6694
Jennifer Cho Grants Management Specialist (301) 827-0019
Edith Davis Grants Management Specialist (301) 827-6697
Nadia Felix Grants Management Specialist (301) 827-5701
Penny Greene Grants Management Specialist (301) 827-6845
Lennin Greenwood Grants Management Specialist (301) 827-6686
Garlin Hallas Grants Management Specialist (301) 827-4507
Cheryl Nathaniel Grants Management Specialist (301) 827-6703
Jen Schermerhorn Grants Management Specialist (301) 827-6704
Aida Vasquez Grants Management Specialist (301) 480-2154
Ericka Wells Grants Management Specialist (301) 827-6705
Christina Renaldi Grants Management Specialist (301) 827-0937

What We Do:

NIDA’s Grants Management Branch (GMB) provides effective management and stewardship of NIDA's extramural grant funds, and customer service to our NIDA colleagues and grantees.

The Grants Management Officer (GMO) at NIDA is responsible for the business management and other non-programmatic aspects of the award. These include, but are not limited to reviewing grant applications for administrative and budget content and compliance with statutes, regulations, and guidelines; negotiating grants, including the terms and conditions of award, and providing advice and technical assistance to applicants and grantees, and administering the grants. The Grants Management Specialist (GMS) whose name appears in the NoA is an agent of the GMO and is assigned responsibility for the day-to-day management of a portfolio of grants.

NIDA GMB staff develops, implement, and coordinate NIDA procedures for the management of grants and cooperative agreements. Also, GMB staff prepares recurring and special reports and maintains records relating to grant applications and awards. See more about Grants Management role at NIDA in the NIH Grants Policy Statement "Roles and Responsibilities."

How to Contact Us:

  • If you have a currently active NIDA grant, the name and contact information of the Grants Management Specialist assigned to your grant appears on your Notice of Award under “Contacts,” and in the eRA Commons, in “Status.”
  • If you have submitted a grant application and have a grants management question, the name and contact information of your grants management specialist in the eRA Commons, in “Status.”

NIDA Just in Time

"Just-in-time" refers to information that NIDA requests after an application has been peer reviewed and is within a range of possible funding. Receiving a just-in-time request does not guarantee or indicate in any way whether an applicant will get an award. Details on NIDA's Just-in-time information is found here. This list is not inclusive and NIDA may request additional information on a case-by-case basis. For additional details on Just-in-time, please see NIH Notice NOT-OD-12-101 "Notice of Requirement for Electronic Submission of Just-in-Time Information and Related Business Process Changes Beginning April 20, 2012."

Prior Approval Requests

Please see below for the NIDA requirements for these prior approval requests. Also, please see the NIH Grants Policy Statement 8.1 Changes in Project and Budget for information about post-award changes to your NIDA grant.


  • NIH Grants Policy Statement (Oct. 2017)   HTML   PDF (6MB)
    Applies to all NIH grants and cooperative agreements with budget periods beginning on or after October 1, 2017.
  • NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts
    is the official publication for NIH medical and behavioral research grant policies, guidelines and funding opportunities.
  • NIH Office of Extramural Research
    NIH's home page for eRA, grants policy, NIH-wide initiatives, types of grant programs and more.