Sponsored Programs

Students with a quarter-scale helicopter and the Cal Poly Pier

In 2009 students configured a quarter-scale helicopter (left) to be completely autonomous, being that it can fly routes without help from a pilot on the ground. The aircraft is used to study the application of unmanned aerial vehicles in agriculture and environmental management. The 3,000-foot-long Cal Poly Pier (right) offers students, faculty and researchers wet and dry lab facilities, a flowing seawater system, aquarium space and many other resources.

Our Role at Cal Poly

The Sponsored Programs office supports Cal Poly’s educational mission by facilitating sponsored research and scholarly activities that enrich the “Learn by Doing” experience. Designated to manage and oversee externally-sponsored projects, as well as Cal Poly Centers and Institutes, the Sponsored Programs office assists faculty and staff by providing research administration services to ensure compliance and proper use of funds. Through a number of different services from contract negotiation and award management to expenditure approval and audit services, Sponsored Programs provides the support needed for students, faculty and staff to create, research and learn.

Services Overview

Are you working on an externally supported research project? Looking to start a project? Sponsored Programs can help you get the answers and the information needed.

Programs Guide »

Sponsored Programs helps faculty and the university enter into financial support agreements. The Program Guide will help you through the process.

Resources »

From information packets and guidance to partner websites and forms, there are a lot of resources available to answer questions and help keep your project moving.

(805) 756-1123

Building 38, Room 102

1 Grand Ave.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407


8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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Sponsored Programs Staff

Darya Veach

Sponsored Programs Director
(805) 756-5348
Email Darya

Julia Perez

Operations Manager
(805) 756-1157
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Dianne Dotson

Contract and Grant Analyst
(805) 756-1124
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Gwenn Krossa

Contract and Grant Analyst
(805) 756-5729
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Megan White

Contract and Grant Analyst
(805) 756-5589
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Stephany Martin

Contract and Grant Analyst
(805) 756-7322
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Julia Pierce

Contract and Grant Analyst
(805) 756-5347
Email Julia

Mylissa Weymer

Program Assistant
(805) 756-2959
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Lynnette Held

Office Coordinator
(805) 756-1123
Email Lynnette