Research

Students conduct research in the Nutrition Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Core lab.
Message from the Associate Dean
"Clean water to drink. Healthy air to breathe. Nutritious food to eat. Diseases prevented. For 74 years, we have been solving these most pressing health problems in North Carolina and around the world by conducting novel, innovative research that changes public health practice, influences policy and improves the quality of people’s lives."
Sandy Martin, PhD, MSc
Professor, Associate Dean for Research

Our faculty, staff and students solve some of the most pressing health problems in North Carolina and around the world.

We conduct novel, innovative research that changes public health practice, influences policy and improves the quality of people’s lives.

Highlights from our 2013 Research Portfolio include:

  • 2.67 average number of grants awarded to faculty researchers last year
  • 7 average number of publications per faculty researcher last year
  • $154 total dollar amount (in millions) of grants and contracts awarded to faculty researchers last year
  • 414 total number of grants and contracts awarded to faculty researchers last year
  • 1709 approximately, the total number of peer-reviewed articles published by 244 faculty researchers last year

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Among all 50 U.S. states, North Carolina received the sixth highest amount of funding from the National Institute of Health in 2013. Learn more about North Carolina and the Gillings School of Global Public Health’s research accomplishments (PDF).

RIS Group

The Research and Innovation Solutions group, in collaboration with other School and University units, offers a variety of resources and services to facilitate research for the School’s researchers. If you have any questions, contact Research and Innovation Solutions at (919) 966-0123.

Featured Fellowship

The Dennis and Mireille Gillings Global Public Health Fellowships are now available. 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 and requirements for more details. Application deadline is Sept. 26, 2014.

Announcements

The University Research Council (URC) is currently offering two grant types, Research and Publication. The deadline for the 2014 fall term will be 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 13, 2014.  Awards for research proposals are up to $7,500 and for publication proposals are up to $5,000 and can be used over a two-year period.  For more information, refer to the URC website: http://research.unc.edu/offices/vice-chancellor/programs-projects-services/

 

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.