All OGC Functions are Operational

OGC personnel are available during core business hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with flex hours around those times.

The Office of Grants and Contracts wanted to reach out to everyone and let you know that we are working remotely as the majority of you are as well.   We hope all of you and your families are doing well.  We appreciate your hard work and endurance and patience as we work to get new information out to everyone.   

OGC is closely monitoring sponsor and federal agency guidance regarding COVID-19’s impact on sponsored projects. Updated information will be posted on the OGC website. We are duplicating FAQs on our site as well as the campuses’ COVID site on Research Continuity.


The mission of Grants and Contracts is to provide service to principal investigators and administrators for the purpose of obtaining and administering extramural funds in compliance with University and sponsor guidelines.


Grants and Contracts assists University of Colorado Denver faculty in their efforts to secure external support for their instructional, research, public service, and scholarly activities. This includes: 

  1. Budget review;
  2. Grant application and contract proposal review;
  3. Contract review, negotiation, and acceptance;
  4. Subrecipient agreement development, negotiation, and acceptance; and
  5. Providing advice on sponsor and University requirements.

Grants and Contracts is also responsible after award for compliance with non-technical sponsor requirements which include: 

  1. Financial reporting and standard invoicing (e.g. does not include non-governmental clinical trial invoicing which is done by academic units);
  2. Providing advice on sponsor and University requirements;
  3. Acting as a liaison with sponsor contract/financial representatives;
  4. Cash management; and
  5. Acting as a liaison for audits of sponsored activity.

OGC also has responsibility for various systems required by the federal government, for providing management reports, and for keeping abreast of major grant/contract regulations changes. 

For general Grants and Contracts information, call 303-724-0090, or for more contact information see Contact List (by topic).

OGC is managed by

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Amy Gannon

Associate Vice Chancellor, Financial Services & Controller
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Ginger Acierno

Sponsored Projects & Financial Services - Director
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Thomas (TK) Keith III

Director - PreAward, Contracts & Fiscal Compliance
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Garrett Steed

PreAward Manager
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Liz Causey

Manager of Contracts
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Koffi Gnatsidji

Post Award Financial Services, Assistant Director
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Bryce Walsh

Award Setup Manager
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Shanelle Roquemore

Accounts Receivable Manager