Sponsored Projects Team Assignments

Most departments and research units that submit grants are assigned a Sponsored Projects team consisting of an officer and an analyst. These teams work with the department or unit's contract and grant liaison to submit proposals and manage awards.

Not all academic departments have the staff to submit proposals and will instead submit through an affiliated research unit. Principal Investigators may have a choice whether to submit a proposal through their home department or through affiliated research units. 

If you do not see your home department listed, please email proposals@research.ucsb.edu.

Sponsored Projects Officers

  • Responsible for reviewing and endorsing all non-Research Terms and Conditions proposals
  • Responsible for negotiating and executing all contracts and non-Research Terms and Conditions grants (including incoming subawards)
  • Oversee award administration

Sponsored Projects Analysts

  • Ensure timely receipt, analysis, review, processing and submission of proposals for extramurally funded projects
  • Responsible for reviewing and submitting grant proposals to Research Terms and Conditions sponsors
  • Responsible for executing all grants issued under the Research Terms and Conditions (RTC) and post-award transactions
  • Initial review of all non-RTC awards
  • Primary contact for proposal and award status


Proposal submission units Officer Analyst
Arts and Lectures (ALEC) Hilda Vasquez Kyle Hekhuis
California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) Hilda Vasquez Kevin Loza
Center for Black Studies Research (CBLS) Betsy Lazarine Kevin Loza
Center for Polymers and Organic Solids (CPOS) Betsy Lazarine Kyle Hekhuis
Chemical Engineering (CHNE) Betsy Lazarine Kyle Hekhuis
Chemistry and Biochemistry (CHEM) Betsy Lazarine Kyle Hekhuis
Chicano Studies Institute (CCHS) Hilda Vasquez Kevin Loza
Computer Science (COMS) Hilda Vasquez Clarissa Cabrera
Earth Research Institute (ERTH) Hilda Vasquez Sarah Payne
Education Abroad Program - campus (EAPC) Hilda Vasquez Sarah Payne
UC Education Abroad Program - systemwide (EAPQ) Hilda Vasquez Sarah Payne
Electrical and Computer Engineering (ELEG) Jenny Chavira Kevin Loza
Geography (GEOG) Hilda Vasquez Kyle Hekhuis
Gevirtz Graduate School of Education (GSER) Betsy Lazarine Kyle Hekhuis
Graduate Division (GRAD) Betsy Lazarine Sarah Payne
Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies (ICBT) Daniela Gallardo Clarissa Cabrera
Institute for Energy Efficiency (INEE) Jenny Chavira Kevin Loza
Institute for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research (ISBE) Daniela Gallardo Clarissa Cabrera
Institute for Terahertz Science and Technology (QUAN) Betsy Lazarine Rebecca Eggeman
Interdisciplinary Humanities Center (HMCT) Hilda Vasquez Sarah Payne
Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (ITPH) Betsy Lazarine Kyle Hekhuis
Library (LIBR) Betsy Lazarine Sarah Payne
Marine Science Institute (MSII) Jenny Chavira Rebecca Eggeman
Materials (ENMT) Daniela Gallardo Clarissa Cabrera
Materials Research Laboratory (MTRL) Daniela Gallardo Sarah Payne
Mathematics (MATH) Betsy Lazarine Sarah Payne
Mechanical Engineering (MECE) Jenny Chavira Sarah Payne
Mitsubishi Chemical Center for Advanced Materials (MCAM) Hilda Vasquez Sarah Payne
Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB) Betsy Lazarine Kyle Hekhuis
National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEA) Betsy Lazarine Rebecca Eggeman
Neuroscience Research Institute (NRII) Jenny Chavira Kyle Hekhuis
Physics (PHYS) Betsy Lazarine Rebecca Eggeman
Psychological and Brain Sciences (PSYC) Hilda Vasquez Kyle Hekhuis
Statistics and Applied Probability (SAPP) Daniela Gallardo Clarissa Cabrera
Student Health Service (STHL) Daniela Gallardo Kyle Hekhuis
Technology Management Program (TECH) Hilda Vasquez Sarah Payne
University Children's Center (CHLD) Hilda Vasquez Kyle Hekhuis