Division of Sponsored Programs


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The Division of Sponsored Programs (DSP) facilitates institutional approval for all proposal submissions, accepts and administers grant awards, and negotiates contracts and other research-related agreements on behalf of the University of Florida. The Division of Sponsored Programs is responsible for the following areas:

Proposal Preparation & Submission

DSP reviews, approves and facilitates submission of all proposals; provides UF Authorized Official signature on proposal submissions; and offers guidance on budgeting and other proposal just-in-time and post-submission questions.

Agreement Negotiation & Signature

DSP staff review, negotiate and facilitate the acceptance of all grants, contracts, awards, non-disclosure and data use agreements.  They are the only official signatory for these documents at UF

Award Management

DSP facilitates the initial set-up and supports ongoing management of all sponsored awards. DSP reviews and approves all required prior approvals and award modifications.

Outgoing Subawards

DSP’s Outgoing Subaward Team works closely with Principal Investigators and their staff to prepare and execute outgoing subawards or subcontracts.

Grant Accounting

Learn about the Division of Contracts & Grants and see what services it provides. 

Award Closeout

The last step in a grant or contract’s life cycle, whether cost reimbursable or fixed price, is project closeout.

Forms & Templates

Review the different forms and templates needed for research. 

Contact Info

Staff Directory

Staff Listing

DSP Administration

DSP Organizational Chart

Name Position Phone Number
Stephanie Gray Assistant Vice President & Director (352) 273-4062
Lisa Stroud Assistant Director (352) 294-2216
Kaden Canfield Assistant Director (352) 273-4719
Tina Bottini Assistant Director, College of Medicine-Jacksonville (904) 244-9693
Barry Forrest Executive Assistant to the Assistant Vice President (352) 846-2909


Health Science Center (HSC) Team

Name Position Phone Number
Ron Lester Manager (352) 392-8765
Jamie Harris Sponsored Programs Administrator III (352) 392-8796
Christine Hadad Sponsored Programs Administrator II (352) 294-1373
Mimi Johnson Sponsored Programs Administrator II (352) 392-8763
Beverly Osborn Sponsored Programs Administrator II (352) 392-8761


IFAS, Campus and Engineering (ICE) Team

Name Position Phone Number
Dee Dee Carver Sponsored Programs Administrator III (352) 392-4642
Melissa Gilleland Sponsored Programs Administrator II (352) 294-2217
Amber Hardie Sponsored Programs Administrator II (352) 392-8581
Joni Hubbard Sponsored Programs Administrator I (352) 392-9260
Brenda LaBranche Sponsored Programs Administrator I (352) 294-2215
Natercia Principe Sponsored Programs Administrator II (352) 846-1504


Awards & UFIRST Data Quality

Name Position Phone Number
Joshua Pesch Manager (352) 294-6924
Daniel Bonilla Sponsored Programs Administrator I (352) 392-3721
LaNeshia Chaney Sponsored Programs Administrator II (352) 294-0484
Devin Dissell Sponsored Programs Administrator I (352) 294-7505
Kevin Gates Sponsored Programs Administrator II (352) 294-6920
Chris Hackett Sponsored Programs Administrator I (352) 392-9272
Nancy Mullee Sponsored Programs Administrator II (352) 392-8092
Stacey Sandrey Sponsored Programs Administrator III (352) 392-8553
Debbie Thigpen Sponsored Programs Administrator III (352) 392-8582


Contracting and Outgoing Subawards

Name Position Phone Number
Kaden Canfield Assistant Director (352) 273-4719
Kellie Crawford Contracting Officer II – Outgoing Subawards (352) 294-2254
Zana Dupee Contracting Officer II (352) 294-3314
Tatiana Gonzalez Contracting Officer I – Outgoing Subawards (352) 392-2942
Alyssa Hartle Contracting Officer II (352) 294-2218
Jessica Jones Contracting Officer I (352) 294-2214
Elizabeth Keeter Contracting Officer II (352) 294-7997
Sharon Lu Contracting Officer II (352) 294-7996
Irina Maslova Sponsored Programs Administrator I – Outgoing Subawards (352) 273-0798
Walker Pheil Contracting Officer II (352) 294-0460


DSP Support Team

Name Position Phone Number
Olga Petrovic Research Administration Assistant (352) 392-9269

DSP Roles and Responsibilities

At the University of Florida administration of Sponsored Programs is a team effort. All individuals and offices involved in sponsored programs should take personal responsibility for their actions in pursuit of individual and organizational excellence. Each individual should uphold the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in accordance with University, sponsor, state, and federal policies and regulations.

Sponsored Programs Roles and Responsibilities – By Individuals

Sponsored Programs Roles and Responsibilities – By Function

Mailing Address

Mailing Address

University of Florida
207 Grinter Hall
PO Box 115500
Gainesville, FL 32611-5500