Associate Provost and Dean of Research
Director of Research Operations
Assistant to the Dean of Research
Office for the Advancement of Research
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
BMW, Suite 601
524 West 59th Street
New York, NY 10019
Susy G. Mendes, MBA, MA
Director, Office of Sponsored Programs
Susy G. Mendes joined the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) at John Jay College in 2003. Throughout her tenure, she has served the faculty and staff of the College at all levels of sponsored programs/research administration. She was appointed to the title of Assistant Director in 2006 and then Deputy Director in 2007. She was appointed to Director of the Office in August 2013. Susy works closely with the Dean of Research and OAR's Director of Operations to promote grantsmanship and support all activities involved in the acquisition and administration of grants.
Susy currently works with faculty and staff in discussing prospective research/other projects for funding, exploring and identifying appropriate funding opportunities, preparing and submitting proposals to external agencies and private sponsors, and overseeing subsequent post-award administration of grants and contracts for the College. She and the rest of the OSP staff serve as liaisons between faculty/staff at the College and the Research Foundation of CUNY to facilitate post-award administration.
Susy earned her BA in Psychology from Iona College; MA in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College, CUNY: and MBA in Marketing from Baruch College, CUNY.
Assistant Director, Office of Sponsored Programs
Amrish Sugrim-Singh joined the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) as Assistant Director in April of 2014. Prior to joining John Jay College, Amrish worked at the grants offices of Queensborough Community College and Baruch College, where he gained nearly a decade of experience in proposal development and sponsored programs administration.
Amrish works closely with faculty and staff on both pre- and post-award tasks, such as gathering information on potential funding opportunities, proposal preparation and submission to various funding agencies, budget development, and liaising with the Research Foundation of CUNY on grants and contracts negotiations and any other post-award issue that may arise. He also works collaboratively with OAR in preparing reports and analyzing assessment metrics for OSP to track productivity.
Amrish earned his BBA in Computer Information Systems from Baruch College, CUNY, and plans on pursuing a Master’s degree in the very near future.
Suroojnarine Ramjattan Singh (Darryl)
Grants Administrator, Office of Sponsored Programs
Suroojnarine Ramjattan Singh (Darryl) is the Grants Administrator in the Office of Sponsored Programs. He holds a BSc in Accounting from Brooklyn College, CUNY. He comes to John Jay after having served as Financial Analyst at New York University and Project Administrator with the Research Foundation, CUNY. He has worked in post-award grants management for the past sixteen years, administering grants and contracts for many of the CUNY colleges.
Darryl’s role in the Office of Sponsored Programs involves a mixture of both pre-award and post-award grants administration. He assists faculty in preparing and submitting grant proposal applications to the various funding agencies. He also assists faculty and staff with registering and getting started on COS Pivot, a searchable database of various funding opportunities. Darryl’s post-award responsibilities include monitoring and reviewing project account activity with PIs, assisting PIs with progress reporting, following up with PIs on release time and effort certification, among other things.
Grants Assistant, Office of Sponsored Programs
Cherryanne Ward joined the Office of Sponsored Programs as the Office’s Grants Assistant in 2007. She assists faculty and staff on post-award administration of their grant-funded projects including hiring personnel, submitting timesheets, processing travel and other reimbursements. She is very knowledgeable of all Research Foundation E-Services systems such as the electronic Personnel Action Forms, electronic Payment Requests, Time and Leave, Summer Salary, and others. Cherryanne is also tasked with tracking the submissions of proposals and updating the Office’s records as they become funded by the various funding sources. Cherryanne earned a B.A. in Sociology from Hunter College, and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Business Management and Leadership from the School of Professional Studies, CUNY.