Office of Sponsored Programs

Mission statement

The Office of Sponsored Programs is the University’s central unit responsible for providing the highest quality pre- and post-award administrative service.

We assist researchers with:

  • The development and processing of proposals for sponsored projects,
  • The submission of proposals to funding agencies, and
  • The administrative management of the award throughout the life of the project.

Post-award financial management of sponsored programs is handled by Office of Contracts and Grants.

The Office of Sponsored Programs promotes a customer-service atmosphere to provide the best service possible to N.C. A&T researchers in their pursuit, administration and implementation of external funding.

Policies and Procedures

Basic Information for Researchers

Sponsored Programs Staff Directory

Tonjia May
Interim Director of Sponsored Programs

Makiyah Price


Amanda Ross

Amanda Varone
Grants Administrator

Dana Schwartz
Grants Administrator



Naomi Poteat
Grants Administrator

Tristienne McCarthy
Grants Administrator

Cynthia Case
Grants Administrator

Lisa Zaleon

Lea Newkirk
Grants Administrator