Sponsored Programs, Agreements, Research, and Contracts Office

Welcome to the SPARC Office at Southern Utah University! Our office provides assistance to faculty, staff, and administrators seeking external funding for their projects and programs. From concept development and planning (pre-award) through implementation and management of funded projects (post-award), we will support you every step of the way.

How SPARC Can Help

Assistance is provided in identifying potential extramural funding sources, developing proposal narratives and budgets, completing standardized application forms, assuring compliance with all applicable federal, state and university regulations, negotiating grant awards and contracts, and administering and closing out funded projects.

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Director's Message

Southern Utah University is filled with tenacious faculty and staff who actively engage in sponsored programs spanning externally funded research, academic and institutional support, instruction, public service, and scholarship projects. It is an honor to serve your endeavors.

In an effort to keep up with your ambitions, our office is constantly learning, stretching, and growing. We know grantsmanship can be intimidating and exhausting. It’s a world filled with myriads of regulations and its own language. However, we are research administrators and we are good at what we do. We love taking on these challenges and turning them into enjoyable, fulfilling highlights of your career.Sylvia Bradshaw

SUU faculty and staff — If you haven’t yet, I challenge you to get to know our impressive SPARC team. We’ll do our very best to help you find funding to further your scholarship that brought you to SUU. Our personalized proposal development services and management support upon award provides you the ability to focus on your incredible work.

SUU students — Congratulations on choosing an institution where you are surrounded with people who put your success at the forefront of all we do. Your undergraduate experience at SUU can be filled with research and scholarship that will strengthen your resume and graduate school applications, providing a powerful future. We’d love to connect you with those on campus that are delivering these life-altering experiences.

Thank you all for the opportunity to celebrate the successes of your educational journey. We look forward to collaborating soon!

Conquer on,

Sylvia Bradshaw Director, Sponsored Programs, Agreements, Research, and Contracts