Grants and Contracts

The sub-unit of Grants & Contracts (within the key unit of Research Administration) collaborates closely with our stakeholders (Principal Investigator/Project Manager, Faculty, and University community, Sponsoring agencies, and other External entities) to ensure financial compliance with federal, state, and local regulations as well as university policies and procedures.

We are responsible for management of expenditures, proper accounting and financial reporting of these externally sponsored program accounts. We are responsible for the cash management of these sponsored program accounts. In addition, we collaborate with the Office of Sponsored Programs and other University departments during audits and desk reviews of these sponsored program accounts. We assign a grant accountant to the award/project to review, monitor, and approve transactions related to the grant as part of the day to day operations.

  • Finalize account (project) setup in PeopleSoft and authorize budget for new projects including managing project funds within the approved budget.
  • Review grant regulations with PI and provide training programs and materials on post-award grants management topics.
  • Award management in reviewing expenses including expenditure analysis, budget revisions, maintain award profile, pre-approve cost transactions, monitor costs for allowability, manage the time and effort system.
  • Assist PI with timely completion and submission of required technical reports.
  • Financial reports and invoicing submission to funding agencies, submits all sponsor financial reports and other financial correspondence, and performs grant/fund closeout activities.


Contact Us

Vaquero Plaza ( A ) 1.113
One West University Drive
Brownsville, TX 78520
Phone: 956-882-7676

University Library 1.120
1201 West University Dr.
Edinburg, Texas 78539-2909
Phone: 956-665-2889




Suelema Gonzalez
Director, Grants and Contracts
BVAQP-A 1.119
BRN Phone: 956-882-7716
EDN Phone: 956-665-2939

Gisela Garza
Financial Manager
ELIBR 1.120
Phone: 956-665-5358

Yazmin Sanchez
Sr Sponsored Program Accountant
ELIBR 1.120
Phone: 956-665-2004

Yaneth Vaca
Sponsored Program Accountant
ELIBR 1.120
Phone: 956-665-3035

Nelly Gomez
Accountant IV
BVAQP-A 1.118
Phone: 956-882-7024

Abigail Soto
Sponsored Program Accountant
BVAQP-A 1.117
Phone: 956-882-8241

Patricia Stelling
Sponsored Program Accountant
Phone: 956-882-6593

Damaris Lozoya
Sponsored Program Accountant