The School of Medicine Office of Research is committed to investing in the exceptional research being done in the School of Medicine, and below are a few funding opportunities we provide with upcoming deadlines.
Emerging Challenges in Biomedical Research Awards – Upcoming Deadline: December 1, 2019
These awards provide support for innovative, early stage research relevant to NIH strategic priorities, and for this round of funding, the School of Medicine Office of Research will provide support for innovative basic science research projects to recognize the importance and impact of fundamental research. Furthermore, due to the current vaping epidemic and reports on vaping related illnesses and deaths, basic science research related to vaping will be considered as high-priority. More information on these awards can be found here.
Translational Team Science Award – Upcoming Deadline: January 3, 2020
Provided jointly by the SOM Office of Research and NC TraCS, translational team science awards (TTSA) intent to capitalize on the “culture of collaboration” at UNC Chapel Hill to foster new synergistically interdisciplinary teams of basic science and clinical investigators. Proposals may include research using cellular and animal model systems; however, the project should clearly translate across basic and clinical disciplines. Due to the current vaping epidemic and reports on vaping related illnesses and deaths, vaping research proposals will be considered as high-priority. For more information about these awards, please visit our website here.
Bridge Funding – Upcoming Deadline: Early January 2020
Bridge Funding applications are accepted 3 times during the academic year and funding provides continued support for successful research projects that suffer a lapse in funding. More information about these awards, eligibility, and the application materials can be found here.
Boost Funding – Upcoming Deadline: April 2020
Boost Funding applications are accepted twice a year and provides funds to increase the chances of funding for an NIH grant (or similar) that has been reviewed favorably but needs additional revisions and preliminary data in order to be funded on resubmission. For more information about Boost funding, please visit our website here.
For a comprehensive look at all of the funding opportunities we provide, visit the funding section of our website. Should you have any questions, please reach out to either Dr. Jennifer Brennan or Dr. Trisha Dant at OoR_Submissions@med.unc.edu.