David Mayo

 Number of Years in Research Administration: 37

Institutions: California Institute of Technology, University of California-Santa Barbara

David Mayo is currently the Director of Sponsored Research at the California Institute of Technology, where he has worked since 2002.  In this capacity David is responsible for the overall operations of the Office of Sponsored Research, including submission of proposals for sponsored programs, negotiation and administration of complex sponsored awards, review and interpretation of existing and emerging federal and state policies and regulations, development and implementation of campus policies and procedures, and of training programs for campus staff in the area of sponsored programs administration.  David came to Caltech from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he had worked in research administration for over 20 years. 

A member of NCURA since 1988, David has served as a peer reviewer for 8 years.  He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors and as co-developer of NCURA’s new traveling workshop – “Contract Negotiation and Administration”.   David received NCURA’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Research Administration in 2012 and NCURA’s Distinguished Service Award in 2010.

Past service to NCURA includes the offices of Vice President, President and Immediate Past President; member of the Board of Directors; Chair of Region VI; chair of the Select Committee on Peer Review, member of the Nominating & Leadership Development Committee, and a member of several national meeting program committees.  He has served as a faculty member of NCURA’s traveling workshops: Fundamentals of Sponsored Project Administration and Departmental Research Administration; and as co-author of two of NCURA’s Distance Learning Programs: A Primer on Subawards under Federal Assistance Awards; and A Primer on Federal Contracting.  David has been a panelist and workshop presenter for various webinars and at numerous national and regional meetings on topics as diverse as the Federal Acquisition Regulation, federal contracting, international contracting, industry contracting, pre- and post-award administration, cost-sharing, and subcontracting.  He is also co-author of NCURA’s Regulation and Compliance guide, and a contributing author to Sponsored Research Administration: A Guide to Effective Strategies and Recommended Practices, an NCURA publication.  

David represents Caltech at the Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP), where he serves as a member of the Terms and Conditions Committee, the Contracts Task Force, and the Subawards Task Force.  He has also served as an invited lecturer to a number of universities.

NCURA Peer Program engagements are priced as a flat fee, scaled to the sponsored programs total active award dollars in the last fiscal year, regardless of type of Peer Program engagement.