Office of Grants & Sponsored Programs

The Framingham State University (FSU) Office of Grants & Sponsored Programs (OGSP) provides guidance to faculty, administrators, and staff on the grant application process. The OGSP cultivates relationships on behalf of FSU with external philanthropic organizations, helps develop ideas and projects for grants, facilitates the completion and submission of grant applications and sub-awards, and oversees the compliance reporting process. Additionally, the office creates policy documents that establish its working culture and guidelines and align with federal and state regulations. 

In order to avoid wasting time on proposals that may not be eligible, all grant proposal requests and sponsored research contracts must go through the OGSP. This office creates a grants calendar for the year, and tracks existing grant awards, as well as pending proposals, and those in development. For example, if the University has applied recently for a different department or Principal Investigator (PI), you may not be eligible for a period of time, so don't risk needless rejection. Our office can help you successfully obtain funding.

To start the process, review these OGSP Submission Procedures and the Grant Procedures Checklist. If the value of the grant you are applying for is $15,000 or more, please fill out the OGSP Grant/Sponsored Program Contract Approval Form. We look forward to working with you.

Patricia Bossange

Director, Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs

Phone Number: 508-626-4996

Patricia Bossange is the Director of Grants and Sponsored Programs at Framingham State University. She was previously FSU’s Development Officer, Corporate and Foundation Relations. She received undergraduate and graduate degrees in English Literature from Boston College and was an Orchestral Performance Major at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Her work for the OGSP includes working with FSU faculty and staff to identify public and private funding sources, developing proposals, communicating with program officers, and managing progress reports on all grants. She is also the Fulbright Administrator at FSU. Patricia has worked as a grant writing consultant, a teacher, assistant to the CEO of a conservation organization, and a paralegal. She is associated with the Council of Advancement and Support of Education and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and currently serves on the Advisory Panel for AASCU’s Grant Resource Center. She has served on the Board of Directors for Framingham Centre Nursery School and will become Chair of the Board of the Performing Arts Center MetroWest in fall 2023. Patricia is particularly inspired to be working at a state university as she is a firm believer in public education.

Amy Holland

Grants Specialist

Phone Number: 508-626-4679

Amy Holland is the Grants Specialist at Framingham State University. She holds a B.A. in International Affairs from The George Washington University and an M.A. in Intercultural Relations from Lesley University. Previously, Amy served as the Study Abroad Advisor at Massachusetts College of Art and Design where she helped MassArt students apply for various international opportunities, including abroad programs and scholarships, and trained them to be successful abroad. She also collaborated on numerous projects and initiatives to enhance and promote international education across campus. She is passionate about public education and encourages everyone to explore the world. She would love to hear about your project idea!