Sponsored Programs & Research Compliance


Our Mission

The Office for Sponsored Programs and Research Compliance (SPARC) partners with the research and academic community to provide timely technical expertise in finding funding, preparing and submitting proposals, obtaining and negotiating awards, stewarding sponsored funding, and offering compliance solutions in accordance with regulatory requirements.

SPARC creates a culture of integrity and compliance, fosters an environment of mutual respect, inclusion, and open-mindedness, and encourages continuous professional development.


Our Metrics

Higher Education Research and Development Survey

The Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) Survey measures research & development expenditures at UNCW. Expenses are categorized by field of research, source of funds, types of research and personnel headcount.

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Our Organization

The Sponsored Programs & Research Compliance Office (SPARC) and the Office of Research Integrity (RIO) are a part of the Research, Innovation & Commercialization service team.

Research, Innovation & Commercialization Office

  • Sponsored Programs & Research Compliance Office
  • Research Integrity Office
  • Office of Innovation and Commercialization
  • Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Institute for Interdisciplinary Identity Sciences