When it comes to obtaining funding for scientific research, our CCCR provides a large team of investigators with many decades of experience. Our Center’s proven track record of success is a result of the continuous, synergistic and effective collaboration among team members within our group.

Because each of us is an expert in our respective field, we are able to provide multiple perspectives and approaches to each research project we pursue. This approach and mindset allows us to create the most comprehensive and robust funding proposals, which ultimately culminates in our being effective in receiving funding to conduct research projects.

We have experience in all aspects of funding, just a few of which include:

  • Writing proposals that demonstrate your project’s unique value to the scientific community
  • Strategizing on responding to reviewer comments
  • Writing progress reports to help achieve continuity of funding
  • Pursuing and acquiring additional funding
  • Closing out projects upon completion

We would love to work with you on your project and provide guidance on how to navigate the research funding process. Please don’t hesitate to let us know if we can answer any questions you may have. You can contact Council Mintz; council mintz@med.unc.edu.


Examples of Recent CCCR Grants:

Dr. Nelson’s research will utilize data from a population-based community cohort; the Johnston County Health Study (JoCoHS).

The study is a crucial step in establishing the foundation for ultrasound as an assessment tool for clinical use, research and clinical trials in Knee OA (KOA). It will provide unique population-based cross-sectional data regarding the utility of ultrasound and help form the basis for future longitudinal work evaluating its value and performance characteristics related to incident and progressive KOA.

Currently, use of ultrasound is limited by the lack of systematically performed studies in well-characterized non-clinical populations. To address this gap and further the use of this advantageous imaging modality for KOA, Dr. Nelson’s research will obtain standardized ultrasound and radiography in the population-based Johnston County Health Study (JoCoHS), the new enrollment phase of the 25+ year Johnston County OA Project which includes white, African American, and Hispanic men and women aged 35-70, to achieve three aims.

You can learn more about the Johnston County Health Study via this link.

This research is supported by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number R01AR077060. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.


Results of the study will help contribute to standardizing treatment for knee osteoarthritis.

The UNC Program for Precision Medicine in Health Care (PPMH), which aims to transform patient care through evidence-based precision medicine, and the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences (NC TraCS) Institute at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) have awarded several pilot grants.

The pilot grants have direct clinical or human translational impact and are focused on the implementation of precision medicine approaches in the UNC Health Care System and the state of North Carolina. PPMH will be providing the matching funds for these pilot grants.

You can learn more about Dr. Allen’s project, as well as the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences (NC TraCS) Institute and its “Program For Precision Medicine in Healthcare,” via this link.