Office of Sponsored Projects

View of the Smithsonian Castle from the garden

The Office of Sponsored Projects' (OSP) mission is to provide the highest quality administrative and financial management services to Smithsonian staff at all stages of sponsored project activity, from identifying funding sources through award closeout. OSP is committed to ensuring compliance with sponsor, institutional and federal requirements and to support the advancement of Smithsonian's mission to increase and diffuse knowledge.

This fact sheet is designed to assist principal investigators and collaborators in finding information when preparing proposals. Please note that all proposals that may result in a grant or contract must be reviewed by OSP before submission.

Legal Name: Smithsonian Institution

Type of Organization: Non-profit

Official authorized to sign grants and contracts on behalf of the Smithsonian: 

Karen Otiji, Director, Office of Sponsored Projects

OSP Street Address (for delivery by courier): 

Smithsonian Institution 
Office of Sponsored Projects
Capital Gallery
600 Maryland Ave SW
Suite 340E
Washington, DC 20024

Mailing Address:

Office of Sponsored Projects
Smithsonian Institution
P.O. Box 37012 MRC 1205 
Washington, DC 20013-7012 
Phone: (202) 633-7110
Fax: (202) 633-7119

Web Addresses:


Checks for grant and contract payments should be mailed to:

OSP Clearing Account 
24411 Network Place 
Chicago, Ill  60673-1241

Cognizant Audit Agency:

National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Office of the Inspector General
NASA Headquarters
Washington, D.C. 20546-0001

Information on Indirect Cost Rates and Fringe Benefit Rates

Federal Taxpayer Identification Number: 


Tax Exemption Certification Letter

National Science Foundation (NSF) Organization Number:


Dun and Bradstreet Number (DUNS#):


UEI Number:


Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) Code:

3MXA0 (90998)

North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code:


Cost Accounting Standard Disclosure Date:

October 2001

Smithsonian Animal Welfare Assurance Number:


Smithsonian Human Subjects Assurance Number:

IORG 0005809

Management and Operations

  • Karen Otiji, Director
  • Teresa Neese, Indirect Cost Analyst
  • Kwanice Jackson, Management Support Specialist
  • Cassandra Garner, Administrative Assistant
  • Jennifer Salazar, Grants Development Specialist

Administrative Management (Pre-award)

  • Vince McMahan, Supervisory Grants and Contracts Administrator
  • Violet Jones-Bruce, Grant and Contract Administrator
  • Kris Juncker, Grant and Contract Administrator
  • Melva Caswell, Grant and Contract Administrator
  • Catherine Fletcher, Grant and Contract Administrator
  • Maria Scaler, Grant and Contract Administrator
  • Halina Izdebska, Grant and Contract Administrator
  • Zanetta Ford-Byrd, Grant and Contract Administrator

Financial Management (Post-Award)

  • Eskender Kejela, Post Award Manager
  • Annemarie Roussy, Lead Financial Analyst
  • Derone Ferdinand, Grant and Contract Financial Analyst
  • Rosa Nguyen, Grant and Contract Financial Analyst
  • Kean McKenzie, Grant and Contract Financial Analyst
  • Mary Zevely, Grant and Contract Financial Analyst
  • Lopa Patel, Grant and Contract Financial Analyst
  • Edwin Rangel, Grant and Contract Financial Analyst

Job Opportunities

None currently available


Smithsonian Institution, Office of Sponsored Projects
P.O. Box 37012, MRC 1205
Washington, D.C.   20013-7012

Phone: (202) 633-7110

FedEx Address

Smithsonian Institution, Office of Sponsored Projects
400 Virginia Ave. SW, Suite 600, MRC 1205
Washington, DC  20024