Sponsored Programs & Research Compliance

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Sponsored Programs & Research Compliance

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.

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.

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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.

Research Integrity

The mission of Research Integrity staff 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.