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Request for Proposals: UNC System Undergrad Research Award


Applications due Monday, September 27th

The University of North Carolina Undergraduate Research Program Award provides funding to universities or consortia of universities within the UNC System to support and enhance undergraduate research. The UNC System’s Undergraduate Research Directors Council has identified three areas of focus for this year’s funding cycle: 1) CUREs: Development or expansion of novel and/or innovative curricula that substantively include UR, recognizing that the goal of CUREs is to enhance research skills development toward the expansion of access to UR opportunities; 2) Inclusive Excellence: Development or expansion of novel and/or innovative strategies/methods to expand awareness, access, and participation in UR opportunities to all students, especially students from underrepresented groups. 3) Digital Learning: Development or expansion of novel or innovative methods that include digital learning tools in support of undergraduate research by distance learning students (e.g., online learning).

Funding up to $35,000 is available to support efforts in these areas, and all funds must be utilized by June 30, 2022.  For more details on the award and the submission guidelines, please see the full RFP here. UNC-CH grant applications must be submitted via email to Troy Blackburn, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Research ( by Monday, by September 27th.  See examples of Previous Awards.