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

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.

Sacred Heart Raising Awareness of Vaping Health Risks

April 13, 2018

Sacred Heart University has initiated an educational and informational campaign to increase awareness of vaping risks and to reduce its use on campus. This initiative has been made possible by a $10,000 grant from the state Department of Public Health and Southern Connecticut State University.

Professor Works with Community Partners to Combat New Bridgeport Policy

April 11, 2018

Sacred Heart University Exercise Science Professor and Master of Public Health Director Anna Greer is leading a series of workshops and training to promote safety for Bridgeport students who walk to school. Her efforts began in response to a 2017 Bridgeport policy that states all high school youth living within two miles and elementary youth living within a mile and a half of their school would no longer receive bus service.