Sponsored Projects and Research Compliance

Adelaide 'Addie' Clark, lab, science, chemistry and biochemistry

The Office of Sponsored Projects and Research Compliance (SPaRC) is responsible for the review, submission, and acceptance of grants, contracts, and agreements for research and scholarly work. SPaRC is committed to service excellence, faculty development, and promoting research compliance and integrity.

How SPaRC works with you

Pre-Proposal Activities:
Discuss early phases of project ideas to identify potential funding sources.

Proposal Development Activities:
Assist with all stages of proposal development, including budget preparation, certifications, forms, and cover sheet; prepare a proposal outline based upon grant requirements; obtain institutional letters of support; coordinate proposal submission with research administrators at collaborating institutions; ensure adherence to and provide interpretation of College, sponsor, and government guidelines; submit proposals electronically and/or hard-copy on behalf of the institution.

Grant Administration/Management Activities:
Assist with sponsor communication and correspondence after an award is made; notify principal investigators when progress reports are due​​.

Research Compliance:
Provide guidance, coordination, and oversight for research compliance matters, such as protection of human participants (IRB), Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR), animal care and use (IACUC), and intellectual property. Provide oversight and signature authority on Material Transfer Agreements, Data Use Agreements, Federal Wide Assurances (FWAs), and other research agreements.


Dr. Gizem Zencirci (Political Science), “Mapping the Contested Heritage of Neo-Ottomanism in Turkey: Decentering the West Through Reviving Ahi (Craft) Guilds” Humboldt-University zu Berlin

Dr. Noah Hammond (Engineering and Physics), “Coupling Europa’s Tides, Fault Motions and near-Surface Melt Dynamics” National Aeronautics and Space Administration

PC Galleries (Art and Art History), “My HomeCourt Mural at James Ahern Park ” National Endowment for the Arts

Dr. John Costello (Biology), “Bio-Inspired Material Architectures for Deep Sea (BIMADS)” Office of Naval Research

Dr. James Waters (Biology), “Emergent Energetic Regulation in Loosely Connected Biological Networks” National Science Foundation

Dr. Alyssa Lopez (History), “Teaching Workshops for early career faculty at small liberal arts colleges” Eckerd College

Dr. Nicholas Tarantino (Psychology) “Piloting a Mobile Adherence Game with Economic Incentives for Young People with HIV in Ghana” Rhode Island Foundation

Dr. Samuel Murray (Philosophy), “Consciousness, Just In Time: Methodological and experimental foundations for studying the dynamics of experience” Templeton World Charity Foundation