Sponsored Programs


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Fairfield, Connecticut

Executive Director

Funda Alp


Grants Assistant

Manoushag Samaan

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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. 


NSF Offers Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide Webinars 
The National Science Foundation (NSF) will offer two NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) Update Webinars broadcast live to the research community on Monday, November 7, 2016 and Thursday, January 19, 2017. There is no cost to participate.

The webinars will provide an overview of significant changes and clarifications to the PAPPG that will take effect on January 30, 2017. The PAPPG details NSF's proposal preparation and submission guidelines, and provides guidance on managing and monitoring the award and administration of grants and cooperative agreements made by the Foundation. To register, click here. Login information for the first webinar will be emailed to registrants on Friday, November 4, 2016.

For questions, contact grants_conference@nsf.gov, or call Allison Kennedy at: 703-245-7407.

Latest News

Professor Secures Grant Funding to Expand Stratford Point 'Living Shoreline'

November 17, 2016

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Sacred Heart University biology professor Jennifer Mattei has secured grant funding for the expansion of a project to reverse erosion along a section of Stratford’s shoreline. Mattei partnered with Audubon Connecticut (conservation stewards) and the DuPont Company (land owners) of Stratford Point to install Connecticut’s first ‘living shoreline’ to restore coastal habitats to maintain their resiliency and function in the face of climate change.

College of Nursing Awarded Federal Grant to Educate Family Nurse Practitioner Students

August 1, 2016

FAIRFIELD, Conn.—Sacred Heart University’s College of Nursing has received a $372,873 grant to increase the number of culturally competent family nurse-practitioner (FNP) students committed to working as primary care providers in medically underserved communities. The Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship (AENT) grant was bestowed by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This is the second time SHU has received an AENT grant.

SHU Receives 10K Grant from Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare

April 18, 2016

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Sacred Heart University has received a $10,000 grant from the Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare, which it matched with $10,000 of its own funds to bestow a scholarship on one doctoral nursing student this fall.