Excellence Fund Seed Grant application available

The Excellence Fund provides Seed Grant Awards to UNC School of Medicine and UNC Hospitals to support innovative research projects which may lead to new treatments and cures for today's diseases. The application deadline is Jan. 28, 2010.

Awards are granted in varying amounts up to $7,000 on a one-time basis; applicants must apply annually. Seed Grant applications will be reviewed by a volunteer committee of outside biomedical professionals and awarded based on committee consensus.

Applicants should complete the form here. Applicants can use one additional sheet to complete application sections. Please attach a brief biographical description of the primary researcher(s) on the project and up to two supporting documents of your choice. Attached documents may not exceed a total of three pages in length. There is not sufficient time or funding to circulate to the review committee.

Your work is very important to our mission. We look forward to learning about your project and wish we could fund all the wonderful ideas proposed. However, funding is limited. Please let us know if we can answer any questions.

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