Sponsored Programs


Academic Building HC 207
5151 Park Avenue
Fairfield, CT 06825

Executive Director

Funda Alp
Tel: 203-396-8241

Grants Assistant

Manoushag Samaan
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 Program Provides Another Year of Enrichment

July 25, 2017

FAIRFIELD, Conn.—For the sixth consecutive year, Horizons at Sacred Heart University is expanding the knowledge and skills of young Bridgeport students to help them succeed in school. Horizons at SHU is a summer academic enrichment program dedicated to closing the educational achievement gap that grows each summer between low-income children and their peers from middle- and higher-income families.

SHU’s Living Shoreline Project Selected for Funding by Federal Coastal Resilience Grant Program

July 19, 2017

FAIRFIELD, Conn.— A multi-state project, including a research team from the Biology Department at Sacred Heart University (SHU), was selected for funding to monitor, evaluate and provide recommendations for the design and placement of living shorelines or nature-based infrastructure as part of a $1 million 2017 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Coastal Resilience Grant. The grant will be awarded to the Northeast Regional Ocean Council (NROC) and New England Coastal Zone Management (CZM) Agencies in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Connecticut with partners from the Nature Conservancy. An additional $500,000 in matching funds was provided by the partners to undertake the work.

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.