Office of Sponsored Programs and Research Compliance (SPARC)

SPARC supports your efforts to find funding to support your programs as well as help during the development of your proposal. Please contact UNCW's Proposal Development Manager to discuss your proposal and planned submission.


Kimberly McKoy, Ed.D., C.R.A..

Grant Officer

Ongoing grant activities and management; financial projections; summer salary and course buy-out issues; budget modifications; budget development for proposals; fiscal support and monitoring, liaising with UNCW administrative community and/or other functional areas of ORS; sponsor approvals; account setup, process of hiring grant-funded undergraduate and graduate students.

Nathan Jones

Proposal Development Specialist

  • Identify potential funding sources for grants
  • Support proposal development
  • Proposal budget development
  • RAMSeS management and assistance
  • Locate program/solicitation announcements
  • Interpret RFA/RFP guidelines
  • Submit proposals
  • Provide proposal consultation including strategies and resources for developing competitive proposals.

M.J. West

Grant Development Specialist

Outreach to Schools and departments about help available in SPARC for proposal development and management; provide education on grantsmanship at UNCW; consultation to refine project ideas into fundable topics; professional development opportunities related to grantsmanship and external funding; strategies and resources for developing competitive proposals.


A Wide Network of Support

Who to contact if you want to partner with faculty within WCE:

Bill Sterrett, Associate Dean for Teacher Education and Outreach;  or ext. 2-4174

Who to contact if you want to partner with faculty outside WCE:

SPARC - Dr. Stuart Borrett, Associate Provost for Research and Innovation; or ext 2-7430

ETEAL (UNCW Experiencing Transformative Education through Applied Learning)