Office of Sponsored Programs

The University of Hartford's Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) is located in room 113A (ground level) of Auerbach Hall in the Barney School of Business.

Operating under the office of the Provost, OSP serves as the initial point of contact for faculty and staff seeking external funding for their research. We are also the lead office on campus for grant oversight, working closely with Financial Accounting Services, which oversees post-award financial reporting.

Our staff research and disseminate information on potential funding opportunities, help with the application process, ensure compliance with university and funder requirements, including federal mandates and university policies, and provide post-award coordination.

Please note that all grant, cooperative agreement, and contract proposals must go through OSP in order to have University legal and administrative support.

Sources of Funding

Public Funding

The Office of Sponsored Research (OSP) is the initial point of contact for faculty and staff seeking grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts to support research and scholarship. It is the lead office on campus for proposal development in the public sector and managing federal and state post-award compliance issues.

Private Funding

The Office of Institutional Advancement’s Corporate and Foundation Relations team establishes strategic partnerships with corporations and private foundations. Typically, corporate donors seek partnerships with higher education/universities where there are complementary opportunities in recruitment, hiring, scholarships, internships, faculty and industry collaborations, research, lecturing opportunities, and sponsorship. For more information, please contact Bev Zell, Associate Director of Prospect Management & Research, at 860.768.2425.

Not sure which office you need? 

Please visit the External Funding page for guidance about the relationship between these two offices and information to help you make initial contact.