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Office of Research & Sponsored Programs

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Office of Research & Sponsored Programs

About Us

ORSP is committed to providing the financial and regulatory stewardship required in today’s research climate. In support of research and externally-funded programs, ORSP offers several services including: 

  • Assistance in searching for external funding opportunities
  • Review, approval and submission of proposals
  • Grant and contract award negotiation and acceptance
  • Support and coordination with sponsors on award issues
  • Subcontract and consulting agreement administration
  • Award Management
  • Research Compliance
  • Regulatory Controls
  • Property Management
  • Intellectual Property

General Inquiries? 

Please contact us:

By Phone:       303-871-2121

By Email:

By Post:         University of Denver
                    Office of Research & Sponsored Programs
                    2601 Colorado Ave., 1st Floor
                    Administrative Office Building
                    Denver, CO 80208

Project administrator assignments

Your Project Administrator (PA) is your key point of contact for Grants or Contracts. Please contact the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at, and one of our Project Administrators will assist you.

Julie Cunningham, Director of Sponsored Programs
Megan Whitman, Grants and Contracts Administrator


  • Graduate School of Social Work
  • Psychology
  • Accounts Receivable/Aging/Collections
  • The Knoebel Institute for Healthy Aging
  • University College
  • All GRFP Awards
Dina Fragkedaki, Grants and Contracts Administrator


  • Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Materials Engineering
  • Biology
  • Morgridge College of Education
Brent Taylor, Grants and Contracts Administrator



  • AHHS
  • Geography
  • Law
  • Daniels College of Business
  • Math
  • The Burnes Center
  • The Bridge Project
  • Drawdowns
  • Grant Accounting and Fund Balances/Financial Reports
Paul Wennerstrom, Grants and Contracts Administrator


  • Butler Institute
  • Graduate School of Professional Psychology
  • Law School and Graduate Tax Program
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Geography
  • Sub-agreements
  • Art, Humanities, and Social Sciences - all departments except Psychology
  • J Korbel School of International Studies