$405+ Million in Sponsored Research Awards
NC State is one of only two universities in the nation leading two National Science Foundation Engineering Research Centers and the only university leading three federally funded collaborative institutes.
Facilitating Research and Education
As NC State faculty and administrative support personnel work to further the University’s research and public service mission, SPARCS offers guidance and assistance. We help interpret and apply Federal regulations. We start by providing education and resources that assist the proposal and award process; continue through risk assessments and the negotiations of agreements and subawards; and finally we administer funded projects. With our help, faculty and staff have the freedom to concentrate on their research objectives while maintaining compliance with regulatory requirements and ethical standards.