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

Sacred Heart Receives Grant for Engineering Program Development

July 13, 2018

Sacred Heart University has received a $25,000 grant from Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, for development of the engineering program the University launched last fall. The grant will help fund materials and parts for designing autonomous vehicles—such as microcontrollers, sensors and electronics—that will be used in the introductory engineering courses offered to freshmen.

SHU Awarded Grant for Guatemala Student Exchange

June 21, 2018

Sacred Heart University, in collaboration with Guatemala’s Universidad Rafael Landívar, has won a $25,000 grant to debut a community-engaged student exchange among undergraduates in the health professions at both universities.

Professor Named National Endowment for the Humanities Scholar

April 25, 2018

Sacred Heart University sociology professor Gerald Reid recently was accepted as a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Scholar and will attend seminars at the NEH Summer Institute in Walla Walla, Washington, in June. The institute is entitled “The Native American West: A Case Study of the Columbia Plateau” and focuses on the importance of a sense of place and landscape within Native American culture and identity.