Posted July 3, 2023 by Dan Moser
Sam Mombou will be the new director of the Office of Sponsored Programs, the largest unit of the Office of Research and Economic Development at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Mombou, currently assistant director for proposals and awards acceptance at Northwestern University, will assume the role Aug. 1.
He will lead the OSP team and manage all aspects of sponsored programs, from proposal submission to award negotiation, closeout and audit. He will serve as Nebraska’s authorized official in signing research agreements, contracts and related financial reports, and will advise staff, researchers and administrators on research-related issues.
Mombou is a grants and contracts management professional with almost 10 years of experience. He has worked for both state and private organizations, as well as in university research administration, including positions at Northwestern University and Northern Illinois University. He also is a member of multiple research administration and development associations and specializes in managing federal and private grants and contracts.
“The Office of Sponsored Programs plays a critical role in the university’s research mission, and we’re excited to welcome Sam, with his excellent background, as the leader of the office and to continue to build on its successes in serving the Nebraska research community,” said Bob Wilhelm, vice chancellor of research and economic development.
Mombou completed his undergraduate studies in Lomé, Togo, West Africa, holds a Master of Business Administration from Northern Illinois University, and is a certified research administrator. Currently, he is a doctoral candidate in higher education at Purdue University.