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Internal pilot and other grant funding deadlines

 

Pilot Funding Opportunities

Award Deadlines Description and Eligibility
Funding Contact
 

OoR/TraCS Translational Team Science Award (TTSA)

 

Concepts-
Early Dec.
Phase I-
End of Feb

 

Support for new synergistic interdisciplinary teams of both basic science and clinical investigators. Not restricted to human subjects and tissues; may include research using cellular and animal model systems; however the project should translate across basic and clinical disciplines.

Phase I-
$50k/1 yearPhase II-
$75k/ 1year no match required for SOM teams
 

 

 

NCTraCS Pilot Funding

 

October
February
June

TraCNC TraCS has issued a pilot RFA focused on Clinical and Translational Science. The 2 step application process begins with a Concept Proposal due October 11, 2022. More info can be found at the TraCS website.   $2k-$50k (some require 50% match, see RFA for details)

 

 

 

 

mbcassely@med.unc.edu

 

UNC Lineberger Developmental Funding Program

 

September

All Cancer Center members and UNC faculty may apply.

Tier 1 Pilot (1 PI)
Tier 2 Stimulus (1-2PIs)

Each tier accepts basic, translational and population proposals related to cancer research.

 

T1 $50k/1 yr
T2 $100k/1-2yrs

 

amenkens@email.unc.edu

Center for Innovation- Health Care Innovation Awards

 

 

Fall

PI must be from UNC Healthcare or SOM

Supports Innovative care delivery models and care pathways; new technology deployments; advanced analytics; business model innovations; workforce development

 

up to $50k

 

KickStart Innovation Awards January and July The KickStart Award Program helps early-stage companies meet commercial milestones either on the technical side (prototype development, animal studies) or on the business side (regulatory pathway, freedom to operate). $25,000 to $50,000 tim.martin@unc.edu
 

Eshelman Institute for Innovation Awards

 

Fall

Open to all faculty

Innovative and transformative research
in 3 areas: Therapeutics, Technology Platforms, Other (Devices, Diagnostics, Delivery)

Opportunistic Proposals are also accepted.

1-2 years, variety of funding levels  

SOM Emerging Challenges in Biomedical Research Varies, usually spring PI/Team leaders must hold a primary appointment in the SOM

Proposal should represent a new avenue of research for the investigators

Challenges related to NIH Strategic Funding Areas

Up to $50K for 1 year

Does not cover faculty salary

Junior Faculty Development Awards
October
The Junior Faculty Development Award is for untenured assistant or associate professors.

Support for research or scholarly project


Up to $10K
 

JFDA.Provost@unc.edu to access
sakai submission site
Creativity Hubs Pilot Award Stage 1 Pre-proposal: October

 

Stage 2: Full proposal: April

Promotes the development of innovative ideas that emerge from cross-disciplinary interactions to address key challenges and develop new knowledge. Funded projects are expected to lead to large-scale extramural funding. 

Teams applying for the award are encouraged to design projects related to one or more of the following categories (although revolutionary ideas in any discipline are invited): The Brain, Cancer, Data Science, The Environment, Opportunity Well-Being and Culture, and Precision Health & Society.

The team leader must have a primary faculty appointment at UNC-Chapel Hill or Center/Institute and can serve as a Principal Investigator. Teams must also include researchers from multiple schools/college and/or Center and Institutes.

Stage 1(Pre-proposal): $5,000

 

Stage 2 (Full Proposal): $500,000 ($250,000 per year for 2 years)

creativityhubs@unc.edu

 

Bridge Funding

Bridge funding applications are accepted 3 times during the academic year: October, January and May. The latest memo can be found here.