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
Mary Gibson, Associate Director
Elizabeth Hisserich, Assistant Director
Gaylene Ursua, Senior Contract and Grant Officer
Lisa Miller, Contract and Grant Officer
Jenny Mercado, Contract and Grant Analyst
Lucy Viramontes, Contract and Grant Analyst
Montel Rudolph, Contract & Grant Analyst
Lydia McHam, Contract & Grant Assistant
David (Leo) Gonzalez, Data Specialist
Lauren Brown, Department Assistant
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,
|Center awards, SBIR/STTR,
|Federal, Industry and Foreign Contracts,
Note that outgoing subawards are issued by Caltech Purchasing.