About Us


The mission of the Office of Sponsored Programs is to provide value-added assistance to encourage, develop and support the research, scholarship, education, creative, and community service aspirations of William Paterson University's faculty, staff and students.

The Office of Sponsored Programs accomplishes its mission by:
  • Collaborating in the development of projects and leading the submission of proposals to Federal, State and other government sponsors, grantmaking public charities, professional associations, and some commercial sponsors,
  • Securing and initiating awards, supporting stewardship and compliance requirements, and assisting in closing-out individual awards, and

  • Developing, monitoring and implementing policies to ensure compliance with sponsor expectations and regulatory requirements that are not limited to any one individual award.



The OSP concentrates its activities in three broad areas:
Pre-Award Services
Activities leading up to the submission of a funding request, including idea development, funder identification, proposal writing, photocopying, mailing, and more. The OSP maintains extensive databases and reference resources on funding programs and agencies, distributes information to the WPUNJ community, provides individualized assistance to applicants to develop high quality proposals, manages the proposal review process, and obtains required signatures among other activities
Post Award Services
Activities supported after funding has been received, including contract negotiation, preparing and submitting budget or program revisions as well as funding continuation requests, report submission, and problem-solving liaison to agency grants offices and WPUNJ administrative departments. The OSP prepares reports for the University on funding.
Non-Financial Compliance
The OSP works to insure that State, Federal, and University policies, regulations and procedures related to non-financial aspects of regulations related to support received from grants, cooperative agreements and contracts are appropriately fulfilled. The OSP provides administrative support to the Institutional Review Board for Human Subject Research.
The OSP reports to the Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President through Sandra Hill, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs.


Office of Sponsored Programs
William Paterson University 
Raubinger Hall 309
Wayne, NJ 07470
Contact Information:
Phone: 973-720-2852
Fax: 973-720- 3573
E-mail: grants@wpunj.edu



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Martin Williams, Director
williamsm@wpunj.edu, 973-720-3263

As the Director of Sponsored Programs, Martin is engaged in all aspects of the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP).  These activities include the cultivation of interest to seek external support, management of funded projects and related compliance issues, the Institutional Review Board (IRB) for Human Subjects, patents and related intellectual property issues, policy development, professional development of the OSP team, and planning.  He also directs special University-wide activities such as the EXPLORATIONS program and the support of Research Scholarship and Creative Expression (RSCE) activities.  Martin has been actively involved in the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) for many years.  He holds a Master of Arts Administration from New York University and a Bachelor of Arts in History from Montclair State University.

Christine Bravo, Pre-Award Services
bravoc4@wpunj.edu, 973-720-3794

Christine assists faculty with the development of grant proposals for submission to federal, state, and local government agencies; grant making public charities; and select foundations.  She manages the proposal development process by providing outreach and training to faculty and staff and communicates with funding agencies.  Christine has worked in research administration for over 20 years and has been a member of the National Council of University Research Administration (NCURA) for 11 years.  She holds a Master of Administrative Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in Creative Writing and a minor in Communication Studies.

Maureen Peters, Program Assistant
petersm@wpunj.edu, 973-720-2852

Maureen provides administrative and technical support to both the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) and the Institutional Review Board (IRB). She assists with the planning and logistics of our annual EXPLORATIONS Events and is the editor of the OSP newsletter, The Star Report. Maureen holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

Anna Baiata, Grants and Contracts Support Specialist
baiataa@wpunj.edu, 973-720-3895

Anna provides administrative support to sponsored projects, prepares for kick off meetings, monitors post-award spending for projects, and performs database management. Anna’s background includes many years working in a variety of research administration roles.