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

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
Brenda Cox Assistant Director (352) 294-0460
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
Tatiana Gonzalez Sponsored Programs Administrator II (352) 392-2942
Jamie Harris Sponsored Programs Administrator III (352) 392-8796
Mimi Johnson Sponsored Programs Administrator II (352) 392-8763
Beverly Osborn Sponsored Programs Administrator II (352) 392-8761

IFAS, Campus and Engineering (ICE) Team

Sponsored Programs Administrator II​

Name Position Phone Number
Dee Dee Teel Manager (352) 392-9272
Robin Barber Sponsored Programs Administrator II (352) 294-2215
Dee Dee Carver Sponsored Programs Administrator III (352) 392-4642
Amber Hardie Sponsored Programs Administrator II (352) 392-8581
Sarah Lardizabal Sponsored Programs Administrator II (352) 273-4761
Devin Perry Sponsored Programs Administrator II (352) 392-9260
Natercia Principe Sponsored Programs Administrator II (352) 846-1504
Joan Wysocki Sponsored Programs Administrator II (352) 392-8764

Awards & UFIRST Data Quality

Name Position Phone Number
Lisa Stroud Manager – Assistant Director (352) 294-2216
LaNeshia Chaney Sponsored Programs Administrator II (352) 392-4802
Joyce Jackson Sponsored Programs Administrator II (352) 392-8960
Annie McPherson Sponsored Programs Administrator II (352) 392-3721
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 Office and outgoing Subawards

Name Position Phone Number
Kellie Crawford Contracting Officer II – Outgoing Subawards (352) 294-2254
Zana Dupee Contracting Officer II (352) 294-3314
Alyssa Hartle Contracting Officer II (352) 294-2218
Linda Isaacs Contracting Officer II (352) 392-8795
Jessica Jones Contracting Officer I (352) 294-2214
Alana Lentz-Pirkle Contracting Officer I – Outgoing Subawards (352) 294-1373
Irina Maslova Sponsored Programs Administrator I – Outgoing Subawards (352) 273-0798

DSP Support Team

Name Position Phone Number
Olga Petrovic Research Administration Assistant (352) 392-9269
Ana Fortes Office Assistant (352) 392-8562

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

Organizational Chart

DSP Organizational Chart

Mailing Address

Mailing Address

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