Skip to Content

Office of the Vice President for Research

SPARC graduate research grant applications accepted through November 18

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to announce the application period for the 2015-2016 SPARC graduate research grant program. We will accept SPARC grant applications through Wednesday, November 18 at 5:00 p.m.

All graduate students who apply for a SPARC grant must attend an application workshop prior to submitting their proposals. The workshop schedule and registration form are included below. The Office of Research encourages students to register ahead for the session of their choice to assure a speedy sign-in experience, but registration is not required to attend any session. Students who register for a SPARC workshop session, but are later unable to attend, are not required to provide notice that they will not be attending the session as planned.

SPARC grant application materials for 2015-2016, and complete information about the application process, are available on the SPARC program webpage. Please contact Dr. Lauren Clark with any questions about the SPARC program at 803-777-3929 or

SPARC 2015 Workshop Schedule

Important note on 2015 workshops: Graduate students who have not attended an in-person SPARC workshop must complete the SPARC Application Workshop video and confirmation form before Monday, November 16, at 11:59 p.m. to fulfill the workshop requirement for the 2015-16 funding cycle. The confirmation form will be removed at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, November 16, and the video will remain available for reference through November 18. 

Tuesday, September 8
9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Russell House, Room 305

Monday, September 21
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Russell House, Room 305

Thursday, October 8
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Russell House, Room 305

Tuesday, October 27
3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Russell House, Room 305

Tuesday, November 3
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Russell House, Room 203

Registration for the 2015 SPARC Workshops has closed.


17 August 2015; updated November 9, 2015

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.