Office of Sponsored Proposals & Awards (OSPA)

We Help: Through Every Stage of Proposal Development and Award Management

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OSPA offices are located on the 3rd Floor at 58 Edgewood Avenue, adjacent to the T Parking Deck, and are open from 8:30 AM to 5:15 PM Monday through Friday. We are available for assistance—-walk-in, e-mail, telephone—-throughout those business hours.


For projects sponsored by any state or local government, by industry, from an international source, or through federal contract:

Katie Pope, Associate Director
[email protected], 404-413-3543

Huiping Du, Research Financial Officer
[email protected], 404-413-6675

Joseph McLeod, Managing Institutional Officer
[email protected], 404-413-3501

Pamela Pressley Sharpe, Senior Sponsored Programs Specialist
[email protected], 404-413-3633

Jordan Wilks, Research Financial Officer
[email protected], 404-413-3634

 For projects sponsored by NSF, NIH, CDC, AHRQ and any other DHHS agency: 

Tulani Murphy, Associate Director
[email protected], 404-413-3571

Curtis Bonner, Managing Financial Officer
[email protected], 404-413-3534

Lawrence Rapier, Senior Institutional Officer
[email protected], 404-413-3522

Izaura Garrison, Sponsored Program Specialist, Senior
[email protected], 404-413-3531


For projects sponsored by all other federal agencies and through sub-award agreements:

Michael Mathisen, Associate Director
[email protected], 404-413-3523

LaToya Brown, Senior Associate Institutional Officer
[email protected], 404-413-3527

Sarguetta Ervan, Associate Financial Officer
[email protected], 404-413-3519

Teja Singh, Managing Financial Officer
[email protected], 404-413-3520

Shelly Brooks, Senior Research Financial Specialist
[email protected], 404-413-3635

For projects sponsored by not-for-profit institutions:
Margaret Matkins, Associate Director
[email protected], 404-413-3604

Rita Alexander, Senior Associate Financial Officer
[email protected], 404-413-3521

Lawrence Mkondya, Managing Institutional Officer
[email protected], 404-413-3509

Patricia O'Malley, Senior Associate Financial Officer
[email protected], 404-413-3533


For general questions, comments, or suggestions, please contact:

Ken Packman, Assistant Vice President, [email protected], 404-413-3550

Benetta Behnzukeh, Sponsored Programs Specialist, [email protected], 404-413-3526

Tony Burnett, Associate Financial Officer, [email protected], 404-413-3564

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