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Office of the Vice President for Research

Graduate Students: Apply for a 2021 SPARC Graduate Research Grant

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to announce the application period for the 2021 SPARC graduate research grant program. We will accept SPARC grant applications through Wednesday, October 14, at 5:00 p.m.

Complete information about the application process, including all 2020-2021 SPARC application materials are available on the SPARC program page.


Required Application Workshop and Optional Q&A Sessions

All graduate students who apply for a SPARC grant must view the application workshop video, and confirm their viewing through our SPARC Application Workshop Video Confirmation form prior to submitting their proposals. The video and confirmation form are now available on the SPARC program page

To ensure SPARC applicants have the information they need to prepare the grant application, the Office of the Vice President for Research will host three remote Q&A sessions via MS Teams.

Links to the online sessions will be posted on the SPARC program page about a day in advance of each session:

  • Friday, September 11, at 3:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 22, at 12:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 1, at 10:00 a.m.



21 August 2019; updated 2 September 2020

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