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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.

Research By The Numbers

Fiscal Year 2021
$938 M
Total Awards
Unique Faculty
Receiving Awards
Unique Award Sponsors
Total Award Actions
Proposals Submitted And
Reviewed Through DSP
Agreements Negotiated
(Funded + Unfunded)
Subawards Executed

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 Function

  • Proposal Development, Routing & Submission Matrix: PDF Version; Excel Version
  • Award Acceptance
  • Project Execution
  • Fiscal Administration of Project Execution
  • Subrecipient Monitoring
  • Effort Reporting

Sponsored Programs Roles and Responsibilities – By Individuals

Staff Directory

View DSP Organizational Chart

DSP Administration

Name Position Phone Number
Stephanie Gray Assistant Vice President & Director (352) 392-3516
Lisa Stroud Associate Director (352) 294-2216
Tina Bottini Assistant Director, College of Medicine-Jacksonville (904) 244-9693
Elizabeth Keeter Assistant Director, Contracting (352) 294-7997
Barry Forrest Executive Assistant to the Assistant Vice President (352) 846-2909
Theresa Peters Research Administration Assistant (352) 392-9269


Proposals and Agreements

Name Position Phone Number
Ron Lester Manager (352) 392-8765
Dee Dee Carver Sponsored Programs Administrator III (352) 392-4642

Angela Cocchiarella

Sponsored Programs Administrator II (352) 294-3972
Christine Hadad Sponsored Programs Administrator II (352) 294-1373
Jamie Harris Sponsored Programs Administrator III (352) 392-8796
Brenda LaBranche Sponsored Programs Administrator II (352) 294-2215
Melissa Mullaney Sponsored Programs Administrator II (352) 294-2217
Nate Rushing Sponsored Programs Administrator II (352) 392-8795



Name Position Phone Number
Joshua Pesch Manager (352) 294-6924
Daniel Bonilla Sponsored Programs Administrator II (352) 392-3721
LaNeshia Chaney Sponsored Programs Administrator II (352) 294-0484
Devin Dissell Sponsored Programs Administrator II (352) 294-7505
Chris Hackett Sponsored Programs Administrator II (352) 392-9272
Lindsey Jones Sponsored Programs Administrator II (352) 392-8092
Olivia Nuss Sponsored Programs Administrator II (352) 273-1239
Stacey Sandrey Sponsored Programs Administrator III (352) 392-8553
Khalid Snowden Sponsored Programs Administrator II (352) 392-8960
Debbie Thigpen Sponsored Programs Administrator III (352) 392-8582
Amanda Wheeler Sponsored Programs Administrator II (352) 294-6920



Name Position Phone Number
Alyssa Hartle Contracting Officer II (352) 294-2218
Joni Hubbard Contracting Officer II (352) 392-9260
Sharon Lu Contracting Officer II (352) 294-7996
Nicole Munroe Contracting Officer II
(352) 294-0133
Daniel Palchick Contracting Officer I
(352) 294-9135
Ismael Sarmiento Contracting Officer II (352) 294-0460


Outgoing Subawards

Name Position Phone Number
Kellie Crawford Contracting Officer III (352) 294-2254

Mailing Address

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