Sponsored Programs


Academic Building HC 207
5151 Park Avenue
Fairfield, CT 06825

Executive Director

Funda Alp
Tel: 203-396-8241

Grants Specialist

Nina Yolen
Tel: 203-371-7958

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The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) partners with members of the SHU community in the pursuit and administration of funding for sponsored programs to expand knowledge, enhance teaching and service activities, direct innovative projects and research, and institute meaningful and progressive change.

In support of this mission, the Office of Sponsored Programs: 

  • Provides support and advisement through all phases of the grant application process along with post-award administration and compliance oversight.
  • Supports the University‚Äôs goal to increase faculty engagement in the pursuit of sponsored project funding. 
  • Provides guidance in identifying potential funding sources and grant writing and is responsible for reviewing and approving external funding applications for all grants, contracts and sub-contracts.

Latest News

Horizons Receives $50K Grant from Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation

March 8, 2018

Horizons at Sacred Heart University has received a $50,000 grant from the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation Northeast Division, which will help fund a year-round STEM curriculum.

Horizons Receives $25K from Fairfield County's Community Foundation

March 8, 2018

Horizons at Sacred Heart University has received a grant of $25,000 from Fairfield County's Community Foundation (FCCF) to support development of its year-round STEM and reading curriculums. Horizons at SHU helps underprivileged children from Bridgeport overcome the phenomenon known as summer learning loss, in which students who have fewer opportunities for enrichment and intellectual stimulation each summer retain less of what they learned in school than their peers whose families can afford such activities.

Mentorship Program Receives $45,000 from Marie and John Zimmermann Fund

January 29, 2018

Sacred Heart University’s Jones-Zimmermann Academic Mentoring Program (AMP) has received a $45,000 grant from the Marie and John Zimmermann Fund, Inc., to support its work with students at Bridgeport’s John Winthrop Elementary School.