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UNC Research reaches 1.21 billion dollars in total awards in FY24. Click here to read more.

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11th in the US for federal research among universities.
$1.36
billion
in research activity annually.
12th largest US research university in research volume & annual expenditures.
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UNC Research is the University’s research enterprise. It provides opportunities and advances solutions to solve the most critical problems of today and tomorrow.


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The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research provides support throughout the research lifecycle. It facilitates strategic guidance so that the UNC Research enterprise thrives.

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The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research is proud to lead Carolina’s Research Roadmap – a bold, actionable plan that will drive even greater impact and solidify our position as a global research leader.

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Carolina Research News

UNC-Chapel Hill research funding hits new milestone at $1.21B

Investment in Carolina’s research enterprise grew in FY24, with significant increases in funding from private organizations and federal agencies.

UNC senior researches cicadas’ impact on food web dynamics

Alexander Smith used his Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship at Carolina to explore how the bugs’ cyclical emergence changed some animals’ feeding habits around the Triangle.

SOM study suggests more interventions may not be helpful for children on the autism spectrum

A thorough systematic analysis by Micheal Sandbank and other researchers across the U.S. found that evidence was lacking that higher intensity interventions provided increased benefits for young autistic children.

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