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The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP)

Our Team

J. Brandon Begarly, Director of Research and Sponsored Programs

J. Brandon BegarlyOffice: Shuster Hall, Room 303
Phone: 718-960-8357

Valerie Luria, Associate Director

Valerie LuriaPlease direct your questions regarding any of the following functions to Valerie's attention at (ext. 8093)

- Proposal Budget Preparation
- Summer Salary
- Personnel Activity Reports
- Release Time

Donnaree Smith, Grant and Contracts Administrator

Donnaree SmithPlease direct your questions regarding any of the following functions to Donna's attention at (ext. 7456)

- Cayuse Support
- Proposal Tracking
- New Account establishment
- I-9/e-Verifications
- Request for Reports
- Account Access

Garcia Johnson-Stapleton, Office Administrator/Assistant to the Director

Garcia Johnson-StapletonPlease direct your questions regarding Research Foundation to Garcia’s attention at (ext. 8107)

- I-9/E-Verification


The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) is Lehman College's pre-award hub. We assist with all aspects of proposal development from conception to post-award administration. ORSP also serves Lehman College as the official liaison to the Research Foundation of CUNY. Our goal is to alleviate the administrative burden associated with proposal preparation and support Lehman faculty in finding funding for their research. Specifically, we provide the following services:

  • Budget Preparation
  • CV Conversions to Biosketches
  • NIH/NSF Templates and Outlines
  • Compliance Review
  • Submission
  • Cayuse Support
  • Finding Funding
  • Liaise with Program Officers
  • Facilitate collaborations between internal and external faculty
  • Data collection and metrics