Office of Grants & Sponsored Programs

The Framingham State University (FSU) Office of Grants & Sponsored Programs (OGSP) is pleased to offer guidance to faculty, administrators, and staff on the grant application process. The OGSP cultivates relationships with external organizations, helps develop ideas and projects for grants, helps oversee the compliance reporting process, conducts stewardship, and deals with sub-awards. Additionally, the Director of the OGSP, in collaboration with the Development Officer, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Grants Administrator, Administrative Assistant, and Student Intern, develops and enhances formal documents and policy papers that establish the working culture and guidelines of the group and that align with state and federal regulations.

The OGSP is under the jurisdiction of the Division of Academic Affairs and reports directly to the Provost, Vice President for Academic Affairs at FSU. The group has an affiliation with the FSU Institutional Review Board (IRB), has a dotted-line connection to Development and Alumni Relations, and collaborates with the Business Office and the Human Resources Office to facilitate the implementation of awarded grants.

Jonathan T. Lee

Director, Fulbright Program Adviser

Phone Number: 508-626-4679
Email: jlee8@framingham.edu

Jonathan T. Lee has been the Director for the Office of Grants & Sponsored Programs since 2009 and became Framingham State University’s Fulbright Program Adviser in 2017. He received his Master’s in Management from Emmanuel College in 2017 and graduated from Harvard College with the AB in Government, cum laude. His work for the OGSP includes leading effort to facilitate submission of grant applications to Federal and state agencies and to private foundations and establishing the University’s department for external funding through grants and contracts along with other responsibilities. Previously, he worked at Boston Children’s Hospital as the Senior Foundation Relations Officer, BCH Trust, Brandeis University as the Assistant then Associate Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations, and on several independent consulting projects. He is currently associated with The John C. Stalker Institute for Food and Nutrition as an advisory board member, Harvard University Faculty Club as a  member, and as the director and member of Finance Committee at FSU Foundation, Inc.

Patricia Bossange

Development Officer, Corporate and Foundations Relations

Phone Number: 508-626-4996
Email: pbossange@framingham.edu

Patricia Bossange has been the Development Officer, Corporate and Foundations Relations for the Office of Grants & Sponsored Programs since 2011. She received her 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 identifying and researching corporate and foundation funding sources, developing proposals, communicating with program officers, and managing and preparing progress reports for corporate and foundation grants. Along with being an artist, she has worked as a grant writing consultant, a grants intern, a teacher, an assistant, a paralegal, and a legal secretary. She is associated with the Council of Advancement and Support of Education, the Association of Funding Professionals, and has served on the Board of Directors for both the Performing Arts Center MetroWest and Framingham Centre Nursery School.

Jena Shepard

Administrative Assistant

Phone Number: 508-215-5884
Email: jshepard1@framingham.edu

Jena Shepard has been the Administrative Assistant for the Office of Grants & Sponsored Programs and the Office of Institutional Effectiveness since July 2017. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Salem State University. During her time at Salem State University, she was selected to represent the Psychology department and present her research at the 2009 Annual Society for the Quantitative Analyses of Behavior symposium. Jena has worked as a Data Analyst for Ives Group, Electro/Mechanical Assembler for Precision Digital, and as a Receptionist/Kennel Technician for Natick Animal Clinic.

Jonathan T. Lee

Director, Fulbright Program Adviser

Office: Grants and Sponsored Programs
Phone Number: 508-626-4679
Email: jlee8@framingham.edu

100 State St.
PO Box 9101
Framingham, MA 01701-9101