Sponsored Programs


Academic Building - SU 100
5151 Park Avenue
Fairfield, CT 06825

Executive Director

Funda Alp
Tel: 203-396-8241

Grants Specialist

Nina Yolen
Tel: 203-371-7958

Funding Opportunities     Policies & Procedures     Forms & Proposal Writing Formats     Institutional Information
IRB & IACUC      Compliance & Training     Financial Conflicts of Interest     Reporting Misconduct

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

Lilly Grant Will Bring Catholic Conference to Sacred Heart

November 26, 2018

Sacred Heart University will host a collaborative regional conference on the Catholic intellectual tradition for universities in April 2020 through a grant from the Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts. The Lilly Fellows Program seeks to renew and enhance the connections between Christianity and the academic vocation at church-related colleges and universities. The program awarded the grant to SHU’s Department of Catholic Studies to host the conference.

Sacred Heart Awarded $650,000 for Low-Income Scholars

September 28, 2018

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $650,000 grant to Sacred Heart University to implement the Involvement in Coastal and Marine, Molecular and Neuroscience (In-CoMMoN) scholarship program. The aim is to attract and prepare 14 qualified, low-income students for careers in areas of national need, including coastal and marine biology, molecular and cellular biology, and neuroscience. Each scholar will receive scholarship support for four years.

College of Nursing Awarded Grant from Jonas Philanthropies to Fund Doctoral Nursing Students

September 6, 2018

Sacred Heart University’s College of Nursing is proud to announce it has been awarded a new grant of $10,000 from Jonas Philanthropies, a leading national philanthropic funder of graduate nursing education. Matched by $10,000 of its own monies, the grant will fund the scholarship of one doctoral nursing student in 2018. This year’s recipient is Nicole Colline.