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What We Do

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 We Enhance The Research Mission of UNC-Chapel Hill by:

  • Promoting and supporting research focused on innovative, cross-disciplinary, and transformational efforts
  • Fostering creative research leaders, fostering creative teams, and fostering creative and enhanced funding
  • Facilitating faculty navigation of the required University Limited Submission grants selection process
  • Managing the University Research Council (URC) Small Grants Program
  • Coordinating the internal Fostering Interdisciplinary Research Explorations (FIRE) grants program
  • Coordinating campus use and integration of funding information databases

We Help Faculty With Research Projects That:

  • Advance UNC’s overall research mission
  • Involve multi-, inter-, or trans-disciplinary research
  • Have potential for innovation and transformation
  • We facilitate the grants process