Come by for a visit

Located on the second floor of Centennial Hall, we have all the amenities to help work through any part of your research proposals — and one of the few private conference rooms on campus.

Our brilliant grant and contract administrators are all in one place, ready to help you. Don't leave without visiting our complex proposal team, media producer, and of course, the kuerig machine!

Office of Sponsored Programs

202 Centennial Hall, 300 W. 12th St., Rolla, MO 65409-1330
Phone: (573) 341-4134

Operating Hours

Monday:8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday:8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday:8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday:8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday:8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Our team

Your go-tos for sponsored program and grant proposal assistance. Research administrators in our office are here to assist you with your research needs. To see a detailed organizational chart, click here. 

Dr. Costas Tsatsoulis

Vice Chancellor of Research and Dean of Graduate Studies

Gina Webb

Fiscal Manager

Primary Duties

Financial manager for OSP and Graduate Studies

Jennifer Pratt

Executive Assistant

Primary Duties

Administrative tasks for OSP

Karen Towns

Compliance Manager

Primary Duties

Manages compliance issues relating to:

  • Conflict of Interest
  • Institutional Review Board
  • Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
  • Institutional Biosafety Committee
  • Export Controls
  • Risk assessment, training, and process development


Proposal development

Summer Young

Lead Proposal Developer

Proposal Development Assistance
  • Solicitation Analysis Activities
  • Project Managment
  • Narrative Development
  • Multi-Investigator Projects

Pre-award and submission

Rebecca Birkner

Grants & Contracts Administrator

  • Computer Science
  • Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Mathmatics and Statistics
Melissa Chambers

Grants & Contracts Administrator

  • Arts, Languages, and Philosophy
  • Business and Information Technology
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Psychology
Cynthia Stevenson

Grants & Contracts Administrator

  • Biological Sciences
  • Civil, Architechtural and Environmental Engineering
  • Economics and Finance
  • English and Technical Communication
  • Enrollment Management
  • Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering
  • Mining and Nuclear Engineering
  • History and Political Science Physics
Debra Wielms

Grants & Contracts Administrator

  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Engineering Management and Systems Engineering
  • Technology Transfer and Economic Development

Post-award and close-out

Becky Black

Grants & Contracts Administrator

  • Foundations
  • Institutes
  • Missouri Department of Transportation
  • Industry Flow Thru
  • Federal Flow Thru
  • State Flow Thru
  • National Science Foundation
  • University of Missouri Research Board
Kelly Bowen

Grants & Contracts Administrator

  • Industry
  • National Labs
  • Societies
  • National Science Foundation
Julie Creamer

Grants & Contracts Administrator

  • U.S. Department of Transportation
  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • U.S. Department of Education
  • State Education – RPDC
  • National Science Foundation
  • Foreign Universities
  • Institutes
Maria Shaub

Grants & Contracts Administrator

  • NASA Awards
  • Federal Flow Thru
  • National Science Foundation
Mendy Kell

Grants & Contracts Administrator

  • Dept. of Defense
  • U.S. Dept. of Energy
  • Dept. of Health & Human Services
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • National Science Foundation
  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • U.S. Small Business Administration



Download our office's organizational chart, last updated 07/10/2018.

   Office of Sponsored Programs' organizational chart as a downloadable .pdf document.