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UNC Computational Medicine Program Tier 1: Pilot Awards

Applications will be opened at 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 1, 2024, and closed: at 5:00 p.m. Thursday, October 31, 2024


The UNC Computational Medicine Program Pilot Awards are intended to foster the development of new collaborative research projects at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill that integrate computational approaches into biomedical research. An expected outcome of these awards is the submission of new grant applications for extramural funding. All UNC-Chapel Hill faculty are eligible and encouraged to apply.

Up to two awards of $50,000 will be given out this year. Proposals will be judged on their innovative use of computational approaches and their significance to human health.

Pilot Awards will consist of up to $50,000 for one year, with expected start dates of January 1, 2025. Proposed projects should consist of teams of at least two investigators: one with expertise in the computational approaches to be applied and one with expertise in the field of biomedical research to be addressed.  See below for details.



Applications for this round are due at 5:00 pm EST on Thursday, October 31, 2024

To be eligible for review, each applicant must complete the following:

  1. Register Online – All applicants must register and then submit their proposals at the UNC Computational Medicine Pilot Awards website, The site will be announced and opened approximately one month ahead of the deadline. Both registration and submission must be completed by 5:00 p.m. on the deadline date.
  2. Submit online – Investigators must submit (upload) their entire application as a single PDF; the file name should include the PI’s last (family) name. The file size of the single PDF must not exceed 3MB.

Applications missing one or more of the required components (registration, uploaded single PDF electronic copy with the PI’s name in the file name) will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed.

Extensions of the deadline will not be granted. Supplementary or additional materials will not be accepted after the submission deadline.

  1. Questions? visit and/or email UNC Computational Medicine Administrator: