Research and Innovation Solutions

Research and Innovation Solutions. Anticipate. Accelerate.
Message from the Managing Director
Research and Innovation Solutions brings together our school’s commitment to research, innovation, entrepreneurship, and problem solving. Our resources, including the $50 million Gillings gift, allow the school of public health to accelerate its response to some of the most pressing public health problems across North Carolina and around the world.
Julie MacMillan, MPH
Managing Director, Research and Innovation Solutions

The Research and Innovation Solutions team supports all departments and programs at the School of Public Health. We promote faculty and student research, manage programs funded by the Gillings Gift, and nurture entrepreneurship.

Please feel free to Contact Us for more information. From this site, you can find information on

Dennis & Mireille Gillings:  Global Public Health Fellowhsips Dennis and Mireille Gillings Global Public Health Fellowships:  In collaboration with the Institut Pasteur, this program funds up to two post-doctoral fellowships for UNC school of public health students or recent graduates in epidemiology, biostatistics, public health surveillance, and global health.  See application.  Application deadline is September 26, 2014.

Research and Innovation Solutions Identity 2

Gillings Innovation Labs round 4 is underway, see application materials.


Supporting SPH Entrepreneurs to scale up real world
solutions. Please visit our Entrepreneurship or Resources
for Entrepreneurs
 pages for more information
SPH Entrepreneurs featured in the Triangle Business Journal

Gillings Gift

In 2007, Dennis Gillings and Joan Gillings made a $50 million pledge to the school of public health because of the school’s excellent and entrepreneurial track record in research, teaching, and practice. More information about programs funded by the gift is found here.


CUBE Workshop: “Doing the Math: Perfecting your Budget and Entrepreneurial Accounting 101″  You will not want to miss out on this accounting workshop led by: Blackman & Sloop Certified Public Accountants. Workshop is from 5:00-6:30 Tuesday September 23rd and includes a free buffet.


Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities

SBIR / STTR Phase 1 Match Program for North Carolina Awardees

Solicitation now open!

The North Carolina Department of Commerce’s program is designed to award matching funds to North Carolina businesses who have been awarded a SBIR or STTR Phase I award.  To be eligible, applicants must have received official notification of Phase 1 award by a Federal SBIR / STTR agency between July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015. 


Maximum Grant Award: 50% of the Federal SBIR/STTR Program award, not to exceed $50,000.


Submission Dates: July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015.