Sponsored Programs

The Office of Sponsored Programs (a sub-unit within the key unit of Research Administration) facilitates faculty and staff efforts in research by helping to seek and administer both internal and external funding for research, scholarship, creative activities and public service- related projects.


What We Do

Our goal is to enhance the University's research capacity and to support faculty members in creating opportunities for students to gain valuable hands-on experience and to better prepare students for graduate careers and the knowledge-based global job market. This is achieved through active participation by faculty members, staff and students, and the research centers on campus.

Pre-Award primary functions in the proposal process include the following:

  1. Review solicitations and requests for proposals (RFP) for specific budget and proposal preparation instructions.
  2. Prepare budgets for proposals according to UTRGV and sponsor guidelines.
  3. Initiate routing for internal approvals through the Proposal Transmittal Forms.
  4. Submit all proposals to external sponsors.

Post-Award primary functions in the award process include the following:

  1. Review and acceptance of award.
  2. Review and negotiation of award terms and conditions.
  3. Setup new award, issue new project number.
  4. Secure prior approvals from sponsor.

Office of Sponsored Programs Resources & Forms

  • UTRGV External Funding for Research process and resources
  • UT System / Texas General Land Office CDBG-DR Program Guide
  • OSP Handbook
  • Proposal Transmittal Form (PTF)
    The Office of Sponsored Programs has implemented the attached Proposal Transmittal Form (PTF) effective May 1, 2019. The PTF needs to be routed seven (7) working days prior to any proposal submission, this includes proposals submitted through the Corporate and Foundation Relations Office. Please ensure that the form is signed by all senior personnel (e.g. PI and Co-PIs), Chairs, Deans, OSP Director, VP for Institutional Advancement (if applicable), VP for Governmental and Community Relations (when applicable), AVP for Research Enhancement, and the EVP for Research, Graduate Studies and New Program Development. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at (956) 882-7525, (956) 665-3002, or email us at
  • Cost Share Form
    • Internet Explorer is the preferred browser for accessing Cost Share Form.
  • Intent to Submit a Proposal
    • Internet Explorer is the preferred browser for accessing the Intent to Submit link. You will also need to select the ‘I’m not a robot’ option for verification.
      If you are utilizing a different browser (i.e. Google Chrome), please be sure to clear the cache prior to accessing the Intent to Submit. The ‘I’m not a robot’ verification option still applies.
  • UTRGV Indirect Cost Rate Agreement
  • UTRGV Budget Development Worksheet
    •  The Sponsored Programs Budget Development Worksheet is designed to facilitate the budgeting process by calculating for you all the required data. The figures will be reviewed and edited by the OSP staff and changes made if necessary. This form must be used to prepare your grant project budget and must be submitted along with your final proposal for review by OSP.
  • UTRGV Subrecipient Commitment Form
    • The Sponsored Programs Subrecipient Commitment Form is designed to facilitate the subrecipient approval process. The form outlines what documentation is required from subrecipients and includes a signature requirement from subrecipient's authorizing official. This form must be used when preparing a proposal application that includes any subrecipient(s) and must be submitted to OSP prior to proposal submission.
  • Proposal/Award Cost Sharing Form
    • When committing UTRGV resources to a proposed project the PI/PD must document and secure the authorization of the use of these resources using the Proposal/Award Cost Sharing Recap Form.This form should accompany the proposal package when routed for administrative review and approval.
  • Financial Conflict of Interest in Research 
  • CAYUSE 424 (Electronic Proposal Submission)

Contact Us

Email: sponpro@utrgv.edu

University Library
EPHYS 1.168A
1201 West University Dr.
Edinburg, TX 78539-2909


Biomedical Research & Health Professions
BRHB 2.210
One West University Drive
Brownsville, TX 78520

Office of Sponsored Programs Staff

Mari Perez
Director, Sponsored Programs
EPHYS 1.158
Phone: 956-665-3002

Andrew Lawler
Pre-Award Manager
BBRHB 2.210
Phone: 956-882-7525

Yvette Perez Espindola
Pre-Award Senior Research Services Coordinator
BBRHB 2.210
Office: 956-882-6615

Roxanna Garcia
Senior Research Services Coordinator
ELIBR 1.120
Phone: 956-665-5008

Juana "Lilly" Treviño
Research Services Coordinator
EPHYS 1.157 
Phone: 956-665-8991

Desiree Mendez
Research Services Coordinator
EPHYS 1.156

Roxanna Rosas
Research Services Coordinator
BBRHB 2.210