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Office of Sponsored Programs

Overseeing the effective and efficient management of system-wide grants for the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities.



  • Identify funding opportunities
    to support the colleges & universities in building capacity including program development and/or equipment to advance the educational, pedagogy, research & economic/workforce development missions;

  • Identify & obtain additional resources
    to support multi-institution initiatives;

  • Maximize & leverage resources
    for the greatest impact;
  • Enhance the System's capacity
    to respond to grant solicitations & receive funding awards;

  • Assure that funded projects
    maintain compliance & meet goals and objectives, deliverables and timelines; and

  • Develop a resource library
    of materials & templates to assist colleges & universities to plan and implement grants successfully.


  • Develop and maintain partnerships
    with all 17 colleges and universities as well as with federal agencies, national associations and foundations, business, industry and the workforce investment system, other state agencies, community organizations and other partners.

  • Develop policies, processes and procedures
    to prepare and submit proposals and budgets which align with System goals.

  • Ensure required resources
    are in place to support system grants.
  • Create a resource library
    to share sample proposals, contracts and MOUs, budgets and budget narratives, evaluation plans, reporting templates, indirect cost calculations, job descriptions, federal circulars, as well as best practices and FAQs.

  • Offer workshops
    on grant-writing, grants management, allowable costs, indirect and administrative costs and other grant-related topics.


Shelly Jewell


Meg Niewinski

Grants Finance Officer