Academic Resource Management and Fiscal Affairs

The Office of Academic Resource Management and Fiscal Affairs supports the Provost, Deans, Vice Provosts, and other academic and administrative leaders in their budget and financial resource planning. It provides strategic recommendations and supporting analytics related to finances and resources associated with the academic and research mission of the University. The Office is also responsible for the establishment and communication of effective sponsored program administration policies and procedures.

Sana Ahmad
Director, Academic Resource Management and Fiscal Affairs

Sana holds an MBA and has more than 14 years of experience within the Higher Education and International Development sectors in the region. She joined NYUAD in April 2014 and since then has developed the post-award team and helped formulate a governance structure for responsible utilization of foreign and government research funding. In her current role, she is responsible for overseeing the fiscal affairs of the Office of the Provost including research programs aligned with the NYUAD Academic Strategy. She plays a key role in the effective management of the support infrastructure of budgetary operations in all academic units under the Provostial leadership and in partnership with the Financial Services Department.

Prior to joining NYUAD, she worked as a Senior Analyst (Grants and procurement) for a USAID-funded project in Pakistan designed to enable private-sector development, implementing the pre and post-award management of USAID funds disbursed to SMEs via in-kind development grants in compliance with Uniform Guidance.

Post Award

Emily Yuan

Interim Assistant Director, Post Award Administration 

Shamma Alhosani

Grants Administrator, Division of Engineering 


Lily Moinette

Grants Administrator, Division of Arts and Humanities 

Nicoleta Nichifor

Grants Coordinator, Division of Social Science

Academic Fiscal Affairs

Hind Abuelrish

Financial Planning Manager, Provost Office