2018 Innovation Pilot Award Request for Proposal

Each year, the Center offers internal pilot funding to UNC Health Care and UNC School of Medicine employees for health care innovations across a broad spectrum of interest areas including innovative care delivery models and care pathways, new technologies, new applications, advanced analytics, business model innovations, workforce development, and translational research. The 2018 Request for Proposal has been released.

2018 awards are available - see the links below for cover sheet and request for proposal

The Center for Innovation of UNC Health Care and the UNC School of Medicine is pleased to announce $50,000 Innovation Pilot Awards for 2018. All UNC SOM and HCS employees from any affiliate are eligible to apply. Applications are due January 16, 2018 and as many as four (4) awards of up to $50,000 each will be announced in March.

Since introducing the Innovation Pilot Awards in 2013, the Center has awarded 17 teams almost $816,000 total to support innovative pilots in a variety of areas including new models of care, device development, advanced statistical research, and workforce development among others. At this time, the Center seeks proposals from UNC HC (including all affiliates) and UNC SOM employees for initiatives that support the mission of the Center.

The Center is interested in proposals within the UNC Health Care System across a broad spectrum of interest areas, including: 

  • Innovative care delivery models and pathways (e.g., population health management, coordination of care, integration of care, novel patient engagement approaches)
  • New technologies and new applications for existing technologies (e.g., applications, mobile applications, mobile devices, wearables, clinical devices, decision support)
  • Advanced analytics (e.g., clinical risk assessment, event prediction and detection, health outcomes analysis)
  • Business model innovations (e.g., financial incentives, new reimbursement models, changes to cost structure)
  • Alternative staffing and new workforce development
  • Translational research

Questions can be sent to innovatehealthcare@med.unc.edu

Click Here for Cover Sheet  Click Here for Full RFP