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Sponsored Programs & Research Office (Oficina de Recursos Externos)

The Sponsored Programs and Research Office is the designated Pre-award and Post-award administration office for the University of Puerto Rico at Cayey. It provides support and training to the campus community including research, creative activity and other initiatives. The office identifies research, funding opportunities, partnerships, and facilitates the submission of all sponsored project proposals on behalf of the University. It also provides assistance to faculty and staff in managing projects which are awarded to the institution.

Message from the director

The role of research administrators has become a very challenging career. We constantly are looking at new policies and federal regulations that we must comply, along with the fulfillment of UPR Cayey’s obligations with existing regulations. We have also gone through experiences of proposal deadlines and felt the pressure, but at the end of the submission process the feeling of satisfaction is just wonderful. For our staff, listening is a key element, especially during the pre-award and post-award stages. We are strongly committed to support our faculty and provide them the necessary assistance to achieve our institutional goals. You are welcome to visit our office.

Contact information

Office information address:

University of Puerto Rico at Cayey
Office of Sponsored Programs and Research
PO Box 372230
Cayey, Puerto Rico 00737-2230
Fax: 787-738-8039
Business hours: 8:00am – 12:00 1:00 – 4:30pm (or upon arrangement)
Location: Chancellor’s Building Office #102 / Office #108


Prof. Gladys Ramos García, Director /AOR
(787) 738-2161, ext. 2575

Ms. María M. Santiago Morales, Budget Director and Post-Award Management Official
(787) 738-2161, ext. 2459

Mission, Vision and Objectives


Our mission is to encourage the research and sponsored projects while adhering to university policies, missions and objectives, and federal, state and institution’s regulations.

l Objective

Promote research and continue to expand external funds through proposals that encourage professional and academic growth.

Specific Objectives

  • Ensure the overall effective coordination of sponsored research services, policies, procedures and federal wide reporting requirements.
  • Increase the number of proposals submitted by the faculty.
  • Offer support and necessary assistance to generate highly competitive proposals, increasing the number of approved proposals.
  • Provide workshops and conferences tailored to development of proposal writing and/or federal compliance.


New faculty orientation- each fall semester (August)
Workshops for faculty (fall and spring)