Sponsored Programs


Academic Building HC 207
5151 Park Avenue
Fairfield, Connecticut


Funda Alp
Executive Director
Tel: 203-396-8241


Monday – Friday:
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

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’s 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

SHU Receives 10K Grant from Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare

April 18, 2016

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Sacred Heart University has received a $10,000 grant from the Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare, which it matched with $10,000 of its own funds to bestow a scholarship on one doctoral nursing student this fall.

SHU Receives $1.2 Million Grant for Biology and Math Educator Scholarships

March 10, 2016

FAIRFIELD, Conn.—Sacred Heart University has received a 1.2-million-dollar grant from the National Science Foundation’s Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program (award number 1557233) for math and biology majors who are considering teaching careers. The Robert Noyce program supports the efforts of colleges and universities to graduate highly qualified science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) teachers for high-need school districts. Sacred Heart’s Biology and Mathematics Educator Scholarship Program will provide tuition assistance to 18 Robert Noyce scholars in those two subjects, as well as necessary program and scholar support.

Horizons Program Awarded CHEFA Grant

March 9, 2016

FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Sacred Heart University’s Horizons enrichment program for Bridgeport schoolchildren will add a new kindergarten class and academic initiatives with a $55,500 grant from the Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA). The grant will fund a kindergarten classroom and new literacy and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curricula for all 102 students in the program, located on the University’s campus.