CSUSM encourages faculty and staff to seek external funding to enhance resources and opportunities on and off campus.  Support and direction for obtaining and managing grant funding from governmental sponsors are provided as follows:

Now part of the Office of Graduate Studies and Research, the campus grants Pre-Award Office offers support services for developing and submitting external grant proposals.  Faculty and staff may rely on this office for assistance with funding opportunity identification, grant writing, proposal package preparation, and the internal approval process.

Once an award is made, the University Auxiliary and Research Services Corp. (UARSC) Office of Sponsored Projects is responsible for the administration of sponsored programs including award acceptance, new project orientation, agency compliance, expense monitoring, and closeouts. 

Other (non-governmental) external funding requests are typically supported by the Office of University Advancement.  For assistance in determining how to proceed with your proposal, contact any of the staff in OGSR. 


Office of Graduate Studies & Research | Pre-Award Office

Dr. Wesley Schultz | Interim Dean of Graduate Studies and Research | ext. 8045

Jan Cushman | Sponsored Projects Administrator | ext. 4722

Melissa Teetzel | Grants and Contracts Analyst | ext. 8826

Teri Woods | Grants Administrative Support Coordinator | ext. 8823

UARSC (University Auxiliary & Research Services Corporation) | Office of Sponsored Projects

Michelle Meeks | Interim Manager, Sponsored Projects | ext. 4724

Editha Becker | Sponsored Projects Analyst | ext. 4721

Patti Kastner | Sponsored Projects Analyst | ext. 4703

University Advancement

Jennifer Handy | Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations | ext. 7303