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Pre-Award Services

The Office of Sponsored Programs Administration & Research Compliance (SPARC) provides a full range of pre-award services to faculty, staff and students and serves as the official liaison between Drake faculty and staff and funders.

The pre-award administrator supports the research community by providing resources to aid in the search for funding opportunities. SPARC also facilitates all aspects of the proposal development process including preparing, reviewing, approving, and submitting competitive applications for research and scholarly activities to external funding agencies.

The SPARC director must attest to the assurances/research compliance requirements prior to submitting a proposal to a potential funder. If a proposal is selected for award, associated contracts are executed by the SPARC director.

 The pre-award administrator is:

Tracy Bainter, Ph.D
Senior Grants Specialist

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