Sponsored Programs & Research Compliance


SPARC Internal Funding Opportunities

Sponsored Programs and Research Compliance office (SPARC) supported internal funding is available to support and encourage faculty research, scholarship, and creative proposals.

These programs are intended to enhance the ability of UNCW faculty to grow the impact of their research and scholarship programs, compete for external funding for their research, scholarly, or creative work, and/or lead to publication. 

SPARC currently offers 2 choices for internally funded opportunities.
NOTE: Faculty may only apply for one opportunity.

Internal Submission

Funding for support to develop external research with an optional supplement for a mentor.

Are you a new researcher? Do you need funding for artistic projects or scholarly activities?

Research Momentum Funds

The Research Momentum Fund is a NEW opportunity to support faculty in their effort to secure external funding for their research, scholarship, and creative activities. The Associate Provost for Research and Innovation along with the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs worked together to launch the NEW Research Momentum Funds to help position UNCW for maximum impact in research, scholarship, and creative endeavors.  These funds will be competitively awarded based on the review and recommendations of a predetermined ad hoc review committee.

The application period is now closed.

Limited Submission

Momentum Information >>>



Charles L. Cahill Grants

The application period for the Annual Charles L. Cahill funding is closed. Cahill funding is competitively awarded based on the review and recommendations of Faculty Senate Research Committee. The duration of this project is limited to one year and PIs may only receive one Cahill award every 2 years.

Limited Submission

Cahill Information >>>

Cahill Circle of Winners >>>

Cahill FAQs >>> 

Further seed funding programs are sponsored by other offices at UNCW.

Academic Affairs

College of Health & Human Services (CHHS)

Watson College of Education