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The Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) assists faculty in the review, submission, negotiation, and acceptance of extramural grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements for research, training, and other sponsored programs*. OSR is part of a larger organization, Office of Research Administration, headed by Richard P. Seligman, Associate Vice President for Research Administration. 

OSR works closely with Post-Award Administration, and Export Compliance. In carrying out its mission, OSR also relies on other administrative units, namely the Office of Research Compliance, the Office of the General Counsel, and the Office of Technology Transfer.

Following is a list of OSR staff:

David Mayo, Director
(626) 395-6219

Mary Gibson, Associate Director
(626) 395-2494

Elizabeth Hisserich, Assistant Director
(626) 395-4317

Gaylene Ursua, Senior Contract and Grant Officer
(626) 395-3353

Lisa Miller, Contract and Grant Officer
(626) 395-3339

Jenny Mercado, Contract and Grant Analyst
(626) 395-2115

Lucy Viramontes, Contract and Grant Analyst
(626) 395-2372

Montel Rudolph, Contract & Grant Analyst
(626) 395-4910

Lydia McHam, Contract & Grant Assistant
(626) 395-4566

David (Leo) Gonzalez, Data Specialist
(626) 395-3408

Lauren Brown, Department Assistant
(626) 395-6357

OSR is organized into teams, and each academic division within Caltech has been assigned to a particular team. This structure is intended to provide more continuity of service to the divisions so that one group of individuals will be responsible for a particular division's transactions, from proposal submission to award closeout. The team member who processes a particular proposal will also normally be the one who negotiates the resulting award.  Each team is comprised of at least one Contract & Grant Officer and one Contract & Grant Analyst.  OSR assignments are structured as follows, but divisions should feel free to contact any team member with questions; if that team member cannot answer the question, they will refer you to one who can:

Grants, JPL IAs,
Incoming Subawards
Center awards, SBIR/STTR,
Incoming Subcontracts
Federal, Industry and Foreign Contracts,
BBE Lydia Jenny  Gaylene Mary
CCE Lydia Lucy Gaylene Mary
EAS Lydia Montel Lisa Elizabeth
GPS Lydia Jenny Gaylene Mary
HSS Lydia Montel Gaylene Mary
   Physics Lydia Lucy Lisa Elizabeth
   Math Lydia Lucy Lisa Elizabeth
   Astronomy Lydia Lucy Lisa Elizabeth
   LIGO Lydia  Lucy  David David
   IPAC Lydia Montel Elizabeth Elizabeth

Note that outgoing subawards are issued by Caltech Purchasing.