Grants and Awards

Grants and Awards


SHU Office of Sponsored Programs

A central clearinghouse for proposals and proposal writers at the University, the Office of Sponsored Programs exists to advise and assist the faculty and staff in the development of grant proposals to both public and private funding sources and in the administration of sponsored programs. Its ultimate goal is to secure additional funds to enable members of the University community to expand knowledge, to enhance teaching and service activities, to direct innovative projects and research, and to institute meaningful and progressive changes--activities consistent with the University's strategic plan.

The Office of Sponsored Programs maintains a resource library on grants and grantsmanship as well as files of program announcements and application kits for governmental and private sources. The office disseminates information to the faculty and administration via this web site, memos and personal contact. The office matches institutional and faculty interests with potential funders using the SPIN database, as well as manual searches; assists in program planning and proposal writing, including editing and budget preparation; processes proposals via internal review and sign-off procedures; and tracks proposals by maintaining a liaison with funders.

SHU University Research and Creativity Grant

The SHU University Research and Creativity Grant provides funding to support faculty research or creative endeavors geared to publication or presentation that will enhance the faculty member’s professional development. Grant applications are reviewed by a faculty committee representing the five colleges of the university. 

Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

The mission of the Grants Division of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (is to effectively plan, direct, and execute by grant or cooperative agreement, or other appropriate means, assistance instruments for the Department's educational and cultural exchange programs. The Department's agreements support academic, cultural and professional exchange and training programs as a means of seeking mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries and to promote the free exchange of information and ideas.

For information on grant funding opportunities, please visit the bureau's list of open Requests for Grant Proposals (RFGPs) or

Provost's Global Engagement Award

The Global Engagement Award is an annual award to recognize a faculty member who has made a significant contribution to advance global learning at Sacred Heart University. It recognizes contributions to global education and international programs at the University. In addition to honoring an individual faculty member, the award—by identifying excellence in global engagement and by recognizing outstanding work—serves as a resource and inspiration to other faculty.  A call for nominations is placed in the fall semester.

Past recipients of the Provost's Award for Global Engagement

Dr. Kittipong Laosethakul (2016)
Accounting and Information Systems | Jack Welch College of Business

Dr. Leslie DeNardis (2015)
Government, Politics & Global Studies | College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Robert McCloud (2014)
Computer Science & Information Tech | College of Arts & Sciences

International Partner Universities & Programs (iPUP) Mini-Grants

The International Partner Universities and Programs (iPUP) mini-grant program was created in an effort to further support Sacred Heart University’s academic partnerships abroad. Available to SHU faculty and staff interested in visiting one of our partner international universities or programs, the iPUP mini grant is designed to complement existing faculty and staff travel plans.

Selected awardees will visit a partner university or program during their existing international travels on behalf of the university. These visits allow faculty and staff to represent the university and strengthen existing partnerships, deepen relationships, and/or expand opportunities to generate additional research collaboration.

A limited number of iPUPs are available each fiscal year. Coordinating the visit will be in collaboration with the Office of Global Affairs and the host institution.

iPUP Mini-Grant Description, Policies, and Procedures

iPUP Application

iPUP Available Partnerships and Locations

CIEE (Alicante & Seville, Spain; Paris, France; Santiago, Dominican Republic; London, England Shanghai, China)

John Cabot University (Rome, Italy) 

Mary Immaculate College (Limerick, Ireland) 

National University of Ireland in Maynooth (Maynooth, Ireland)

Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (Gujarat, India)

SHU in Dingle (Dingle, Ireland)

SHU Luxembourg (Luxembourg City, Luxembourg)

University of Notre Dame Australia (Fremantle and Sydney, Australia) 

Webster University (Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Greece, Ghana, Japan, Thailand)