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

Migration Scholar Collaborative Project

Professor of History Elliott Young recently received a $25,000 grant for his “Migration Scholar Collaborative Project” from Vital Projects at Proteus, a donor advised fund interested in human rights and criminal justice reform.

ASIANetwork Grant to Study Development in Nepal

Dr. Kabir Mansingh Heimsath was awarded an ASIANetwork grant to embark on a research project in Nepal with three Lewis & Clark undergraduate students.

What are appropriate punishments?

The APSA awarded a grant to Assistant Professor of International Affairs Dr. Suparna Chaudhry for her project, “Gender Violence and Public Attitudes Towards Punishment”

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Department News

Fulbright Scholar Program Workshop

The SPARC Office will host a virtual Fulbright Scholar Program workshop for interested faculty and staff on May 4, 2021 at 11 am. Please register in advance.

Update on Compensation on Federal Grants

New Compensation Review Policy for Federal Grants

Biology Professor’s Research Featured in Nature

Assistant Professor of Biology Margaret Metz’s research explores how climate and latitude affect the coexistence of tree species in forests around the world. Her recent research on forest diversity in Ecuador is featured in the international science journal Nature.