Partner with me to effortlessly conquer your grant management challenges; I’m here to take the reins, and help you with all the things related to research admin, so you can focus on your research with complete peace of mind.

Trust me to run with it, so you don’t have to.

Research Admin Coverage & Cleanup

Comprehensive interim staffing and cleanup for academic and healthcare institutions. We offer policy development, process improvement, and training to enhance your research administration infrastructure and success rates.

On-Call Research Administration

Flexible, expert grant support for businesses and organizations without a full-time research administrator. Our services include proposal preparation, submission, and post-award management, helping you secure and manage funding efficiently.

Grant Support for Research Teams

Tailored grant management and submission expertise for investigators without dedicated research administration. From complex submissions to financial oversight, we streamline your grant process, ensuring compliance and maximizing funding opportunities.

Research Admin… Done Differently

Minessa has over 20 years of experience in research administration and thrives on solving the most complex grant challenges and streamlining administrative processes. Specializing in intricate grant submissions, portfolio cleanups, and interim staffing solutions, they bring a wealth of knowledge and a vast network from being a forefront leader in research administration.

Minessa’s expertise turns the chaos of messy problems into clarity, consistently delivering exceptional outcomes and transforming anxious PIs and CEOs into excited, thriving leaders. If you’re navigating the complexities of grants, Minessa is the expert ally you need.


⭐ Areas of Expertise


  • Proposal Preparation: Developing narratives, budget justifications, and compliance alignments.
  • Administrative Review: Checking for institutional and sponsor policy adherence.
  • Sponsor Liaison: Navigating sponsor guidelines, requirements, and communications.


  • Financial Reconciliation: Managing grant funds, ensuring accurate expense allocation.
  • Effort Reporting: Aligning project effort with financial commitments.
  • Progress Report Coordination: Preparing and submitting annual or final reports to sponsors.


  • Grant Applications: Assisting with the development and submission of grant proposals to secure funding.
  • Compliance and Regulatory Guidance: Offering expertise on compliance with federal and private funding requirements, ensuring businesses meet all regulatory obligations.
  • Grant Management: Providing comprehensive support for managing awarded grants, including financial oversight and reporting.


  • Workshop and Seminar Delivery: Creating and delivering customized workshops on grant writing, financial management, and compliance for businesses and academic institutions.
  • Professional Development : Developing targeted programs to enhance the skills of research administrators, focusing on the latest trends and best practices.
  • Customized Training Solutions: Tailoring training content to meet the specific needs of organizations, ensuring relevance & applicability to their unique challenges.