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Jenner Carey Bryan Award for Research


Named in memory of Jenner Carey Bryan who passed away on March 17, 2016. Jenner loved sports of all kinds and appreciated efforts to improve safety for athletes. His family established the Jenner Carey Bryan Award so that undergraduate students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill could work toward improving safety in sport, while keeping Jenner’s memory alive.

The Award was established by Jenner’s aunt and uncle, Drs. Lisa Carey and Matt Ewend, and made possible by donations from Jenner’s family and friends. The award will support undergraduate students competitively selected to engage in research at the Matthew Gfeller Center for a 5-week summer internship, followed by an internship during the 2022-2023 academic year. The awardees will each receive a $1,000 summer stipend, and a $1,000 stipend during the 2022-2023 academic year.


Applications and Faculty Endorsement Letters are due on March 4.

At the time of application, candidates must:

  • Be a full-time undergraduate student who have completed at least 12 credit hours at UNC-Chapel Hill.
  • Have a minimum of one full semester remaining prior to graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill in the 2022-2023 academic year.
  • Have earned a minimum of a 3.3 cumulative GPA at UNC-Chapel Hill.
  • Be available to complete a 5-week (5 hrs/day) research internship during Summer 2022 (sometime between June 1 – Aug 13); and available to complete a research internship during the 2022-2023 academic year (8-10 hrs/week).  Note: the semester internship award is contingent upon successfully completing the summer internship.

The Matthew Gfeller Center is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment and to ensuring that educational and employment decisions are based on individuals’ abilities and qualifications. Consistent with these principles and applicable laws, it is therefore our policy not to discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or Active Duty or Veteran status as consistent with the University’s Policy on Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment and Related Misconduct.