Contracts and Grants

Our office is here to assist faculty and staff with all aspects related to contract and grant administration including monthly reports on the financial health of your accounts.  Our talented group of fund managers serve as your liaison to the Office of Contract & Grant Administration (OCGA) as well as the Office of Intellectual Property & Industry Sponsored Research (TDG-ISR).  We are here to answer questions, provide guidance, and suggest the most efficient ways to approach the many policies and forms involved in research administration.  Please see the link below for a faculty listing and their corresponding fund manager.  If you do not yet have an assigned fund manager, please contact David Islas for assistance. 

Staff Directory

Finance Director
Carly Nguyen
Phone: 310-825-5026
Email: [email protected]

Senior Fund Manager
Veronica Munoz
Phone: 310-825-7798
Email: [email protected]

Senior Fund Manager
Juan De la Torre
Phone: 310-267-4490
Email: [email protected]

Fund Manager
Vincent Yu
Phone: 310-825-9419
Email: [email protected]

Purchasing Coordinator
Gaby Ceballos
Phone: 310-825-9162
Email: [email protected]

**Faculty-Fund Manager Listing

Pre-Award Administration

The proposal submission process should be a joint effort between you and your fund manager.  Please notify us with your intent to submit an application as soon as possible.  The sooner the better as we often have several applications due on the same day!  Your fund manager can initiate the administrative tasks and the budget preparation while you focus on the research plan.  By partnering with us early on, we can save valuable time and avoid submission delays.  Please be reminded that the Pathology Business Office does not have signing authority to submit applications.  Proposals must be routed to OCGA for submission, and they require 5 business days to conduct a meaningful review.

Proposal Preparation

Building Your Budget
Please consult with your fund manager regarding budget preparation.

Conflict of Interest in Research
UCLA must review significant financial interests to determine if they are related to the proposed research, and if so, whether they constitute financial conflicts of interest.  To facilitate compliance with these regulations, UCLA has developed an electronic Disclosure Gateway system (eDGE) that will be used for submission of required disclosures.


Post-Award Administration

For new hire and on-boarding procedures, please refer to the Personnel & Payroll section of this website for detailed information

Publications Maintenance
Journal publications listed in myNCBI will link directly to your NIH eCommons page by using the "My Bibliography" feature in NCBI.  This will facilitate uploading publications to NIH Progress Reports. 

PI Resources