The University of San Francisco: Office of Sponsored Projects
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Austin Gajewski collecting samples in Antarctica under the guidance of NSF-funded Professor/Researcher Deneb Karentz.
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Undergraduate researchers with Claire Castro/William Karney present posters on their work at regional and national conferences. Project funded by the National Science Foundation.
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Undergraduate researchers with Claire Castro/William Karney present posters on their work at regional and national conferences. Project funded by the National Science Foundation.
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Teacher Resident, Carrie Sanderson, at work in the classroom under the guidance of Prof. Peter Williamson. Projects funded by the U.S. Dept. of Education and AmeriCorps.
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USF students Carolyn Tu & Cendy Valle Osegura harvesting cells in centrifuge in the NIH-funded lab of Prof. Juliet Spencer.

What We Do

What does the Office of Contracts and Grants do?

  • Assist in the identification of grants
  • Review proposal guidelines with you
  • Contact funding agencies for information
  • Provide abstracts of successful grants
  • Provide information to demonstrate institutional capability to the funding agency
  • Provide appropriate information to use in calculating the proposal budget
  • Assist in developing budgets in the format required by the funding agency
  • Review and explain agency required forms
  • Liaise between USF and partnering institutions/organizations to obtain and/or provide required documents for a proposal
  • Upload your proposal into grants.gov or other agency portals
  • Conduct a final review of your proposal for compliance, adherence to agency and university guidelines and budget accuracy
  • Submit your proposal and confirm receipt
  • Prepare subawards to partner institutions
  • Authorize proposals and negoiate awards on behalf of USF
  • Submit financial and program reports
  • Revise grant budgets
  • Request extensions from funding agencies

Please contact the Office of Contracts and Grants if you are interested in preparing a proposal for submission.  We look forward to working with you!

OCG Main Number -- x5203.

Laurie Treleven, Director -- x5368

Lynne Coulson, Senior Grants Accountant -- x5222

Joan Crook, Pre-Award Research Administrator -- x6921

Paola Cespedes de Ergueta, Research Coordinator -- x5129