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About The Office of Sponsored Programs

Welcome to the University of Hartford's Office of Sponsored Programs. We are located in room 113A (ground level) of Auerbach Hall in the Barney School of Business.

Our mission is to provide assistance to principal investigators in securing/obtaining and managing awards while assuring proper stewardship of those funds. The Office of Sponsored Programs researches and disseminates information on potential funding opportunities, helps with the application process, ensures compliance with university and funder requirements, including federal mandates and university policies, and provides post-award coordination.

The Office of Sponsored Programs reports to the office of the Provost and is 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.

All grant, cooperative agreement and contract proposals must go through Sponsored Programs 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 seeks to establish strategic partnerships with corporations and private foundations to create mutually beneficial relationships. Typically, corporate donors seek partnerships with higher education/universities where there are opportunities to build on complementary strengths and needs in recruitment, hiring, scholarships for students, internships, faculty and industry collaborations, research, lecturing opportunities, and sponsorship of activities. To learn more about philanthropic opportunities and partnerships for corporations, please contact Lynn Baronas, director of strategic and corporate engagement or Beverly Zell, associate director of research and grants.

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