Grant Facilitators - Office of Research & Sponsored Programs

Grant Facilitators & Liaisons

The University of Central Oklahoma continues to build its infrastructure to ensure faculty and staff interested in applying for external funding opportunities have the support needed to develop and submit competitive proposals. The Office of Research & Sponsored Programs (ORSP) encourages faculty and staff to contact their respective grant facilitator or liaison as soon as possible, as planning is the most important step in the process to produce a competitive grant proposal.

Grant facilitators will help the PI/PD search and identify grant opportunities, will answer questions about the proposal guidelines, and will help navigate UCO’s submission procedures. The liaisons will serve as the point of contact between the ORSP staff and the PI/PD and will facilitate meetings to ensure the individual receives guidance throughout the development and submission process.

Academic Affairs

College of Business

Dr. Holly Osburn, Assistant Professor, Department of Management

College of Education and Professional Studies

Ms. Mary Huffman, CEPS Grant Facilitator

College of Fine Arts & Design


College of Liberal Arts

Mr. Jerod Kersey, CLA Grants Writer

College of Mathematics & Science

Ms. Beverly Endicott, Director of CMS Office of Sponsored Programs

Forensic Science Institute

Dr. Dwight Adams, Director of Forensic Science Institute

Administration and Finance

Mr. Kevin Freeman, Vice President for Operations COO

Student Affairs


Office of Information Technology

Ms. Sonya Watkins, Chief Information Officer

UCO Foundation

If the grant opportunity identified requires 501(c)(3) status to apply, the PI/PD will need to contact the UCO Foundation and will need to follow the Foundation's routing approval process. For UCO Foundation routing approval process, please contact:

Ms. Brenda Knott, Associate VP for Development

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