The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has a proud history of transformational discovery science and discovery-driven research in many areas, including physics and astronomy, mathematics, chemistry, biology, and biochemistry. We aim to continue this tradition and take discovery science to the next level with the Discovery Science Fund, which includes a menu of options of funds to support affiliated individuals conducting discovery-driven research.
PURPOSE AND FOCUS:
This fund supports high-risk, discovery-driven research for people, partnerships, and teams at all career stages as well as advanced instrumentation and infrastructure in order to pursue fundamental scientific questions.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE:
Depending on the initiative, graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and faculty of all ranks.
APPLICATION AND REVIEW:
The fund will be overseen by UNC-Chapel Hill research leadership. Review infrastructures have already been set up for existing initiatives. New review structures will be designed as new initiatives are established.
TYPE OF SUPPORT:
Many initiatives and funding opportunities exist, and others are being planned. Please contact Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, Dr. Eliana Perrin (firstname.lastname@example.org), Associate Vice Chancellor for Corporate and Foundation Relations and Talent Management Mr. Mark Meares (email@example.com), or Associate Director for Corporate and Foundation Relations Ms. Kavita Hall (firstname.lastname@example.org).
To learn more about the program, view the University of North Carolina Full Description.