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Broader Impacts

Information about Broader Impacts criteria, which are important for successful review of NSF grant proposals, communicating Broader Impacts to scientific and diverse audiences, and links to campus units and resources that can support an investigator’s Broader Impacts statement. This content is onyen-protected.


Browse a listing of the University’s research centers, institutes, initiatives, and laboratories, or access a searchable database of the University’s core facilities.

Proposal Development and Grantwriting

Research Development Community

The Research Development Community comprises research administrators and staff across the University who are involved in research and proposal development. Research Development Community Meetings occur twice each semester to facilitate intra-institutional networking and dialog. If you are interested in joining the Research Development Community, please visit the community’s collaboration site via SharePoint (content is onyen-protected).

UNC Libraries Research Support

The UNC Libraries Research Hub maintains three locations on campus that provide space, technology, and expertise to assist UNC faculty, staff, postdocs, and students with all phases of research. Users can meet with libraries and specialists to develop new skills, share their research, and connect with colleagues and collaborators.

Research and instructional assistance is available through the Davis Library and includes support with developing their research topics and locating appropriate sources. Research librarians provide support for specific disciplines and subareas, and are available for one-on-one consultations.