• New Business Process for Budget Revisions and Prior Approvals

    OSR Home News & Newsletters Join Mailing List The Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) is currently in the process of updating forms used by Research Administrators to improve efficiency. The first improvements are to the Budget Revisions and Institutional Prior … Continued

  • Pa Chia Thao

    Uncovering Mysteries of the Universe

    Pa Chia Thao arrived at Carolina with two big goals: to find a community of Tar Heels working to advance astronomy, and to support the representation of women and minorities in the scientific field.

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  • a woman in a white doctor's coat (right) speaks with a woman holding an iPad with an app on it
  • a teacher (right) talks to a student in a classroom
  • a researcher in waders walks through a stream with a bucket
  • Budgeting Fringe Benefits and Fixed Health Insurance Rates for FY 2020

    Due to a veto of the proposed FY 2019-2020 budget for the State of North Carolina, the annual update to fringe benefits and health insurance rates for sponsored projects has not occurred. The Office of Sponsored Research has elected to … Continued

  • NIH Changes to Fetal Human Tissue Research

    Effective for all NIH proposals due after September 25, 2019 the HHS requirements and review considerations proposed involving the use of human fetal tissue obtained from elective abortions (HFT) has changed per NIH NOT-OD-19-128. These requirements are in addition to … Continued

  • A Journalistic Paradox

    When newspapers cut costs, the quality of reporting decreases — and the paper makes a profit. But is this sustainable? Check out this WRAL article, which cites studies by the School of Media and Journalism, to find out more.

  • Rhythmic Research

    Can dance help people with diabetes? An undergrad Bollywood-fusion dance group wanted to find out. Through an eight-week workshop, they worked with adults to quantitatively assess the effect of dance on body image — and found some neat results.

  • The Sky’s the Limit

    This fall, UNC faculty members will participate in a course led by the Institute for the Environment on the capabilities of drones for data collection and environmental research.