Proposal Team - About Us

Proposal Team Point-of-Contact: Antoinette Sabedra ( / 277-7647)

The Office of Sponsored Projects’ (OSP) Proposal Team provides final review and submission of all proposal materials submitted for external funding. The Proposal Team offers either a Comprehensive or an Essential Component review on an appointment-basis for all proposal materials submitted by OSP on behalf of the UNM research community.

To determine if an action requires OSP Review and Approval:

  • Read the solicitation for requirements and answer the following questions:
    1. Does the sponsor require Institutional Endorsement?
    2. Is UNM fiscally responsible for a resulting award?
  • If the answer to either of the questions above is yes, then visit, and OSP Process webpage for guidance on the process.

The Proposal Team offers many services including, but not limited to:

  • Review and approve that all proposals are submitted in compliance with sponsor guidelines, policies, and RFPs
  • Ensure that all submitted proposal materials are compliant with applicable federal, state, local, and UNM laws, policies, and regulations
  • Work collaboratively with PI, sponsors, and department administrative staff to address any questions, concerns, and clarifications, as necessary.
  • Serve as an Authorized Organizational Representative (AOR) on behalf of the Regents of the University of New Mexico for all proposal submissions.
  • Work with PIs and departmental administrative staff to schedule and conduct OSP Review and Submission appointments.