Margot Oviedo is currently the Research Award Administrator (Post Award), assisting in a team effort to coordinate and direct sponsor funded programs
in the COLFA, COB, Honors College, and VPR support units. She joined the team shortly after successfully completing efforts as a research coordinator
of the Read Malawi! (USAID) grant funded program (2010-2012). Her professional experience expands in both the profit and not-for profit sectors.
While working for the private sector, she was able to integrate the automated benefits system of the Texas Workforce Commission and knowledge of the
unemployment laws to conduct unemployment adjudications. Ms. Oviedo has provided research support, in a US Department of Housing and Urban Development
grant (2004), to address issues on the Westside of San Antonio, Texas ($1.3 million over a 3-year cycle). While working with the University of Texas
Health Science Center at San Antonio (2008-2009), Ms. Oviedo undertook grant writing training; supporting research in a DSHS grant funded program;
and managing an HIV/STD prevention program focused upon High Risk Heterosexual Females. She scheduled and conducted a scientific evidence based
curriculum to participants, developed baseline and exit surveys, data entry, and prepared quarterly reports. For research purposes, she established
SPSS databases for outcome monitoring. Dedicated to providing service, Ms. Oviedo was the Administrator for a not-for profit organization,
The Woman at the Well House, a transitional home for women recently released from prison (2009). Ms. Oviedo was responsible for the development of
policy & procedures, oversaw fiscal activities of the organizations, as well as maintained relationships with the US Department of Criminal Justice.
Ms. Oviedo oversaw the development of program curriculums, maintained fidelity of program activity, and maintained database(s). Ms. Oviedo earned her
Masters of Science in Sociology degree in 2008 from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Fundraising throughout her career required collaboration with
several organizations and agencies to provide partnerships and program trainings for clients, staff, and the public. As Research Award Administrator,
Ms. Oviedo continues to devote her effort in attempting to enrich the lives of people in all communities, as well as support the University of Texas
at San Antonio in becoming a tier one research university.
- Administration and monitoring of sponsored grants/contracts for COB and VPR support units (et. al)
- Assists with fiscal, accounting, compliance and budgeting needs/requirements
- New Award Set-Up and assistance with award terms and conditions
- Reviews and approves or initiates all sponsored grant/contract transactions and no-cost extension requests
- Assists with travel preparations and reimbursements
- Liaison with sponsors on post-award questions/issues
**Margot is also instrumental in finding funding opportunities for both COLFA and COB and facilitating collaborations with UTSA researchers and
external agencies outside of UTSA. Margot also is the facilitator and presenter at the Department “Meet and Greet” sessions.