The Title III Project Administration Office and Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) are the University units responsible for serving as liaisons with funding agencies that sponsor research and other activities at UVI. 

Title III Project Administration Office

Since 1968, the U.S. Education Department (USED), through its Title III, Part B -Strengthening Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) program (and the program’s predecessor), has partnered with the University of the Virgin Islands to implement several projects that have served to strengthen UVI. Title III, Part B grants are awarded to HBCUs according to a formula, and provide financial assistance to these institutions to assist in establishing or strengthening their physical plants, financial management, academic resources, and endowments. The Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act (SAFRA) grant program was approved in 2010 as a supplemental funding source to provide additional aid to Minority Serving Institutions. Title III and SAFRA grant support is provided in five-year cycles. Administered by USED’s Office of Institutional Services, the Title III, Part B program provides over $220,000,000 to HBCUs across the United States. The UVI Title III Project Administration Office is responsible for managing both the Title III Part B and SAFRA grants awarded to the institution. Together, these grants provide over $2 million annually to strengthen programs at the institution.  Click for more information.

Contact Information
Dayle Barry Title III Coordinator (340) 693-1054
Jarelle Berkeley Title III Grants Management Specialist (340) 693-1052

Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP)

The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) is the University unit responsible for reviewing and submitting extra-mural proposals to various federal, private and local agencies. OSP is responsible for the receipt and pre-award management of contracts, grants, MOUs, MOAs and cooperative agreements awarded to UVI. OSP also acts as the designated administrative unit for overall research compliance at UVI and for managing activities of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) for human subject protection and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) for animal use in research. The office also assists the Provost’s component in the administration of the Fulbright Scholar program at UVI. OSP helps to identify and disseminate funding opportunities for staff and research faculties, provides guidance on budget preparation and liaises with external agencies. OSP offers workshops from time to time on grant writing and general award management. Advice and assistance on proposal development and award management are also available to the University research enterprise.  Click for more information.

Contact Information
Olusola Ewulo Director of Sponsored Programs  (340) 693-1202
Diahann Ryan Assistant Director, Research Compliance (340) 693-1176