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Sponsored Projects and Research Compliance Office (SPARC)

SPARC Update and FAQs Regarding COVID-19

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 

  • 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
  • Bryan Miller BA ’20 and Hanna Merzbach BA ’20 edit their groundbreaking podcast series.
    Portland has one of the highest per-capita Vietnamese populations in the country, yet Lewis & Clark is the first academic institution to develop an archive documenting their history. Two Lewis & Clark students organized scores of interviews from the Portland Vietnamese population into a five-episode podcast series about coming to America, finding a home in Portland, education, making a living, and social activism.
  • Dean of the College Bruce Suttmeier has been awarded a 2020-21 Japan Foundation Short-term Research Fellowship award in support of his project, “What Might Have Been: Counterfactuals in Japanese History and Memory”.

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  • Fulbright Scholar Program for US Scholars:
    Application deadline for 2021-22 is September 15, 2020.
  • 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.


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