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SIO Contract and Grant Office

Find contact information for the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) Contract and Grant Office.

SIO Fax Number: (858) 534-5306

SIO Courier Delivery Address:

Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Contract and Grant Office
8622 Charles F. Kennel Way
Scripps Administration Building, Room 116
La Jolla, California  92037 

Assignments at a Glance

The following is a list of Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) Contract and Grant office staff assignments for specific funding agencies.

Monday through Wednesday, Sandra Varond (svarond@ucsd.edu, x47530) serves as the primary back-up for all agencies. The back-up analyst for Thursday through Friday, or in Sandy’s absence, is listed in parentheses; high volume agencies have two back-up analysts assigned.

Ann Dunbar


  • Binational Science Foundation (BSF) (William Park)
  • Inter-American Institute for Global Change (Elizabeth Meier)
  • Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) (Judy Cheng)
  • National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA) (Willam Park) (Elizabeth Meier)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) (Willam Park) (Elizabeth Meier)

Steve Carter


  • Private/Industry Contracts  (Andrea Lupu)
  • Local Governments (Judy Cheng)
  • Municipalities and Municipal agencies (Judy Cheng)
  • Foreign Government (Judy Cheng)
  • Homeland Security (Andrea Lupu)
  • Miscellaneous Agreements (CalCOFI MOU, Tuna Commission Agreement, Lunar Sample Agreements, Intellectual Property Visitor Agreements) (Andrea Lupu)

Judy Cheng


  • Department of Energy (DOE) Labs:  (William Park)

      *Lawrence Berkeley (LBL)
      *Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)
      *Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)
      *Sandia National Laboratory
      *UT Batelle

  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory (Andrea Lupu)
  • Flow-Through via Other Universities  (Andrea Lupu)
  • State of California (Elizabeth Meier)
  • Miscellaneous State Governments (William Park)
  • Consortium for Ocean Leadership (OOI Projects) (Nancy Wilson/Elizabeth Meier)

Melanie David


  • Office of Naval Research Grants (ONR) (Nancy Wilson)
  • Air Force Grants (Nancy Wilson)
  • Army Grants (Nancy Wilson)
  • Miscellaneous Navy and Department of Defense (DOD) Grants (Nancy Wilson)
  • Seafloor Electromagnetics Methods Consortium (Nancy Wilson)
  • 3D Consortium (Nancy Wilson)

Andrea Lupu


  • Department of Defense contracts and delivery order agreements (Melanie David)
  • Industry flow-through (Steve Carter)
  • Sales and Service Agreements (Steve Carter)
  • Department of State  (Steve Carter)
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements (Steve Carter)
  • Memorandum of Understanding (Steve Carter)
  • Unfunded Collaboration Agreements (Steve Carter)

Elizabeth Meier


  • Consortium for Ocean Leadership – USSSP/IODP (Judy Cheng)
  • Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs) (Judy Cheng)
  • National Institutes of Health  (Melanie David) (William Park)
  • Private Non-Profits and Interest Groups (Judy Cheng) (William Park)
  • UC Programs and Incoming Multiple Campus Agreements (Ann Dunbar)
  • USAID (Andrea Lupu)

Patty Pace


  • COEUS Data Administrator
  • Proposal and award data analysis and reporting
  • Closeout/Patent Report Coordinator
  • Contract and Grant Support/Information Resource

William Park III


  • Department of Energy (DOE) (Ann Dunbar) (Judy Cheng)
  • Forest Service (Elizabeth Meier)
  • USDI (Ann Dunbar)
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (Ann Dunbar)
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) (Ann Dunbar)   
  • United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) (Elizabeth Meier)
  • United States Geological Survey (USGS)  (Elizabeth Meier)
  • eRAP and ePD Marine Sciences representative

Sandra Varond


  • Primary Back-up
  • Records Management

Nancy Wilson


  • Back-up/Special Projects/Other Assignments