SPARC Mission Statement

The Sponsored Programs, Research, Agreements and Contracts Office (SPARC) at Southern Utah University promotes externally funded research, training, and demonstration projects. It is a central source of information on major government agencies, foundations, and corporations which provide contractual support for research and scholarship.

SPARC will provide assistance to faculty members, administrators, and students from conceptual development and planning through implementation and management of funded projects. 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.

The Office of Institutional Advancement will provide assistance in developing gifts through Corporations and Foundations, Alumni and other private individuals.