Research is in an era of unprecedented discovery and innovation in natural, social, and biomedical sciences. As problems become more complex, researchers with divergent expertise need to collaborate to form new knowledge, generate new ideas, pursue groundbreaking research, and solve difficult problems.
To that end, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research is pleased to announce the six pre-proposal winning teams for this year’s Creativity Hubs seed funding competition. These interdisciplinary teams — representing the UNC College of Arts and Science and five professional schools (including 21 departments), 13 research centers or institutes, and four external partners — highlight the effectiveness of uniting problem-solvers to tackle societal challenges. Creativity Hub winning projects are expected to lead to sustainable, large-scale extramural funding and commercial opportunities.