Office of Sponsored Programs

*All research and administrative policies are currently under review/update to comply with the new Uniform Guidance
The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) provides pre-award and non-financial post-award support for externally funded grants.  OSP has both a compliance monitoring role as well as a service role to assist faculty in their acquisition of external funds that further academic pursuits.  OSP is committed to efficiency, accountability, and responsiveness in support of the needs of the research community and the external partners with which it does business with.

To support the University’s efforts to identify mission appropriate sources of external support, establish productive business relationships with those sponsors and to manage those grants and contracts effectively.

The vision of the Office of Sponsored Programs is to be a premier office that guarantees a high level of credibility and accountability. OSP fosters proposal development for research, education, and service throughout the University thereby promoting and sustaining sound business practices and provides the highest quality of administrative management to support the University’s mission.

The OSP staff strives to create an ideal work environment by sharing and maintaining:

  • Honesty
  • Compliance
  • Integrity
  • Competence
  • Responsibility
  • Open Communication
  • Dedication
  • Discipline
  • Courtesy

Improve grants management by recruiting and retaining quality personnel and support their efforts by providing adequate resources for them to succeed in meeting their requirements for accountability. Develop and implement an effective training program for efficient utilization of administrative tools and processes to conduct sponsored projects. Increase proficiency of research administration thereby, assisting faculty in the quality and quantity of grant proposals submitted, thereby, potentially increasing CDU overall extramural funding. Promote management excellence with an environment of financial accountability and integrity, regulatory compliance, and internal controls. Develop a model sponsored program administration that generates a high level of customer satisfaction. Strengthen understanding of the integrated grants management office service role by increasing and improving communication between OSP, faculty, staff, administration and sponsors.

Ms. Perrilla Johnson-Woodard, MBA

Director: Office of Sponsored Programs
Phone: (323) 563-5973
Fax: (323) 563-5967

Ms. Diane Ross Nelson
Grant Specialist
Pre-Award Grants Unit
Phone: (323) 563-5843
Fax: (323) 563-5967

Ms. April Walter-Brown
Post-Award Manager
Tel: (323)563-5944
Fax: (323)563-5967

Mr. Keith Andre
Grant Specialist
Post-Award Unit
Tel: (323) 357-3457
Fax: (323) 563-5967