Sponsored Projects and Research Compliance Office (SPARC)

The mission of the Sponsored Projects and Research Compliance Office (SPARC) at Lewis & Clark is to provide faculty and staff with professional and quality service in support of research and creative endeavors throughout their careers, which includes securing and managing external grants. Please contact us early so we can help! 

Developing a Grant Proposal 
SPARC helps identify funding opportunities, aids in proposal and budget development, and facilitates the submission of grant applications. SPARC provides support for individual, collaborative, and institutional proposals.

Managing an Award
SPARC works closely with faculty and staff throughout the life cycle of a funded project, from award set-up to closeout. SPARC helps ensure financial compliance with award terms and conditions, applicable regulations, and institutional requirements.

Research Integrity and Compliance
Lewis & Clark is committed to maintaining high standards of integrity in research and scholarship, whether externally funded or not. SPARC is a resource for research compliance with regard to institutional policies, applicable regulations, and required training.

Funding News 

  • The APSA awarded a grant to Assistant Professor of International Affairs Dr. Suparna Chaudhry for her project, “Gender Violence and Public Attitudes Towards Punishment”
  • Anber received a three-year, $135,000 National Science Foundation grant for his proposed project, “RUI: Higher-form ‘t Hooft Anomalies, Information Theory, and Continuity in Gauge Theories.”
  • Professor of Chemistry Nikolaus Loening was awarded a three-year National Science Foundation research grant for his project, RUI: Exploring the Structural Basis of Dynein Regulation

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  • Lewis & Clark College received funding from the CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) in April 2020. A portion of these funds were made available to students in the form of emergency financial aid grants for expenses related to the disruption of campus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The Sponsored Projects and Research Compliance Office will continue to provide regular support to the community while working remotely. We are happy to schedule virtual meetings and phone calls. In order to ensure smooth communications, please use email and send documents electronically
  • Please see the March 17 letter to the community from IRB Chair Jeff Christensen.