Office of Grants & Sponsored Programs

The Framingham State University (FSU) Office of Grants & Sponsored Programs (OGSP) is a component of the Division of Academic Affairs at FSU, reporting to the Provost, Vice President for Academic Affairs. The 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 group creates policy documents that establish its working culture and guidelines and that align with Federal and state regulations.

Jonathan T. Lee

Director, Fulbright Program Adviser

Phone Number: 508-626-4679

Jonathan T. Lee has been the Director of the Office of Grants & Sponsored Programs since 2009 and became FSU’s Fulbright Program Adviser in 2017. He received the Master’s in Management (M.S.M.) from Emmanuel College in 2017 and graduated from Harvard College with the AB in Government. His work for the OGSP includes leading the effort to facilitate submission of grant applications to Federal and state agencies and developing FSU’s involvement in the Fulbright Programs. Previously, he worked at Boston Children’s Hospital Trust as Senior Foundation Relations Officer, at Brandeis University as Associate Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations, and on independent consulting projects in market research. He is currently associated with The John C. Stalker Institute for Food and Nutrition as an advisory board member and with the FSU Foundation, Inc. as a director and a member of the Finance Committee.

Patricia Bossange

Development Officer, Corporate and Foundations Relations

Phone Number: 508-626-4996

Patricia Bossange has been the Development Officer, Corporate and Foundations Relations, for the Office of Grants & Sponsored Programs since 2011. She received the 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 private foundation funding sources, developing proposals, communicating with program officers, and managing progress reports on private foundation grants. Patti 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 and 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

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 the 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 for Natick Animal Clinic.