The College of Sciences (COS) is dedicated to increasing sponsored awards by submitting competitive proposals which adhere to sponsor requirements and UCF policies and procedures.  The COS Pre-Award Team is your first point of contact for all proposal preparation activities related to sponsored funding. The team works very closely with the Office of Research (OR) and is your liaison for submitting your competitive proposal.


Monique Gregory

Manager, Contracts and Grants – Pre-Award

Monique is a COS Pre-Award team manager who oversees proposal coordination, development and submission. Monique has over 20 years of combined research experience in Pre and Post-Award administration.

Monique received her bachelor’s in business with a concentration in financial management from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia and a master’s in research administration from UCF. She is a Certified Research Administrator (CRA) and an alumni of UCF’s prestigious Leadership Enhancement Program.

Gisela Vera

Contracts and Grants Specialist, IV

Gisela started her career as a Research Administrator at UCF in 2015, working at the Office of Research and has over 15 years of experience in Pre and Post Award support to faculty in various educational institutions. She received her Associate in Science in Paralegal Studies, Litigation,  from Valencia College, and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Inter American University.



Contracts and Grants Specialist, IV