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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
                    2199 S. University Blvd.
                    Mary Reed Building, Room 222
                    Denver, CO 80208-4820

Project administrator assignments

Your Project Administrator (PA) is your key point of contact for Grants or Contracts. Departmental assignments are being updated and will be announced in August 2015. 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


  • Art, Humanities, and Social Sciences - all departments except Psychology
  • Biology
  • Graduate School of Social Work
  • Psychology
  • Accounts Receivable/Aging/Collections
Dina Fragkedaki, Grants and Contracts Administrator


  • Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Materials Engineering
Zack Scholnick, Grants and Contracts Administrator


  • J Korbel School of International Studies
  • Morgridge College of Education
  • University College
  • All GRFP awards and proposals and other units not assigned
  • Billings and Drawdowns
  • Grant Accounting and Fund Balances/Financial Reports
Paul Wennerstrom, Grants and Contracts Administrator


  • Butler Institute
  • Daniels College of Business
  • Geopraphy
  • Graduate School of Professional Psychology
  • Law School and Graduate Tax Program
  • Physics and Astronomy