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Office of Sponsored Projects


The Office of Sponsored Projects serves as the coordinating office for externally funded research projects submitted by The University of Texas at Dallas.

  1. Notify researchers regarding funding opportunities and sponsor policies and procedures.
  2. Provide technical assistance to researchers drafting proposals, review proposals, and process proposals for submission to sponsoring agencies.
  3. Negotiate terms for awards and contracts.
  4. Receive award documents from Sponsor and forward to Post-Award Management for creation of a cost center.
  5. Assist with the following post-award administrative functions: re-budgeting, time extensions, and tracking of technical reports.

Who's My Grant Specialist?

Find the name of your grant specialist on our Grant Specialist List. If the name you are looking for is not on the list, please call x2313.

Training Events

Research Lunch and Learn Series. Join the Office of Research during your lunch hour as we discuss a variety of issues. The series includes presentations by faculty highlighting the diverse research taking place on campus as well as topics chosen by the Office of Research’s own administrative team about how to get research done at UTD.

Online registration at reSearch Explorer is required as space for each session is limited. Sandwiches or salads are provided, however attendees may bring a brown bag lunch.

Submission of Proposals - Internal Deadline

UT Dallas Faculty:

As you may know, recent changes to and other federal electronic submission systems have limited the ability of applicants to change or correct proposals after the submission deadline. In addition, these systems may take up to 24 hours to generate automated alerts of application errors. If the error message is received after the submission deadline, applicants cannot make corrections and the application will be automatically rejected. Over the past few months, several late proposals nearly missed the agency deadline or were hastily submitted with numerous serious errors resulting in their return or rejection.

The Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP) strives to provide our faculty with responsive, high quality service. In order to maintain the high level of service you have come to expect and address the issues outlined above, all submissions will be subject to the following requirements:

  • ALL submission materials and paperwork must be submitted to OSP at least 4 business days prior to the submission deadline.
  • Incomplete submissions and/or submissions received after this deadline will be processed only after all complete and timely applications have been processed.
  • All submission materials received after the 4 day window will require the approval of the Vice President for Research or the Associate Vice President for Research before OSP will submit the application. An explanation of the extenuating circumstances that resulted in the late proposal must accompany the request for such approval.

Adherence to this policy will ensure OSP and your individual specialist can assist you in submitting timely and high quality applications. If you have any questions about this policy or any other matters related to sponsored programs, please do not hesitate to contact me at or Emily Lacy, Assistant Director at


Rafael Martín
Associate Vice President for Research

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Emily Lacy
Assistant Director

Lucien Finley
Departmental Research Administration

Dina Caplinger
Grants and Contracts Specialist III

Rebecca Everett
Business Process Analyst

Jerry Guzman
Grants and Contracts Specialist I

Victoria Perkins
Grants and Contracts Administrative Specialist

Brian Scott
Grants and Contracts Specialist II