Sponsored Programs & Research Compliance

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Sponsored Programs & Research Compliance

Researchers and research administrators will find resources in SPARC to support and promote their work—from finding funding, submitting proposals, managing grants and contracts, to regulatory compliance information, patenting, licensing and starting new companies. SPARC staff are committed to helping you every step of the way.Welcome to the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research Compliance (SPARC). The office supports research through submission, negotiation, and administration of externally sponsored programs and ensures compliance with institutional and sponsor regulations. We offer services to assist faculty in all stages of grant development, from concept to award.

Research Integrity Office

The mission of the Research Integrity Office is to help create a culture of ethics and compliance for UNCW's research initiatives. For more information, please visit our webpage or email us at rio@uncw.edu.

What is Research Administration?

Research administration is the area where administrative maintenance, compliance, review, or oversight occurs regarding sponsor programs. In every aspect of a research administrator's intereactions with project staff and/or researchers/research staff, there serves a greater role of fully realizing the project to completion. Each of the functions performed serve the greater umbrella term of "reserach administrator" and each is vitally important to meet the Univerity's research mission. 

Click Video Below to Watch OSPREY 101: Crash Course

OSPREY 101 is offered on a bi-monthly basis via Zoom at 10am on the first and third Monday of the month. Please see below for our most recent webinar and feel free to join us for our next OSPREY 101!




Introducing OSPREY

OSPREY, Online Sponsored Programs & Research Enterprise sYstem, is a modern system is a web-based, collaborative environment for finding funding, assembling and submitting grant applications, Conflict of Interest disclosures and more. 

Funding Opportunities

SPARC assists researchers and research administrators find internal and external funding opportunities to support and promote research and scholarly activity at UNCW.

Proposal Development

The Proposal Development team works with you to prepare highly competitive proposals for external funding and ensure compliance with university, state and federal regulations. Please contact proposals@uncw.edu as soon as you know the funding opportunity and deadline. 

Award Management

The Award Management team helps you manage your funding in accordance with the terms & conditions of the award. We are your knowledge base for regulations that govern sponsored programs. When you receive your award letter, please forward it to aor@uncw.edu.

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