Office of Sponsored Programs and Grants


The Office of Sponsored Programs and Grants partners with faculty, staff and students to provide the highest quality research administration at all stages of sponsored projects. The office can identify funding sources through award closeout, promote responsible stewardship of funds or advise on sound management practices. ​

Meet Our Team

Our team is organized to efficiently accommodate the needs of researchers, project directors and sponsors. Grants, contracts and cooperative agreements between Western Colorado University and federal or state agencies, and private foundations, are administered and managed by the Director of Sponsored Programs in Academic Affairs and the Grants Manager in Finance and Administration. 

The Director of Sponsored Programs is the primary liaison for faculty, staff and students, funding agencies and administration to ensure all interests are represented and protected with each request submitted. The Director of Sponsored Programs is the federally authorized organizational representative (AOR) and is responsible for submitting all applications. 

Resources and technical assistance to faculty and staff in the identification of funding sources at the local, state and federal levels, planning, preparation and submission of the proposal and post-award management are all supported by the research administration team.