Eshelman Institute for Innovation now accepting grant applications

The Eshelman Institute for Innovation in the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy has announced it is accepting applications for grant funding for discovery grants, translational grants, and strategic grants.

The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy Eshelman Institute for Innovation (EII) has announced that it is accepting applications for grant funding for three categories of awards:

• Discovery Grants. Innovative research that has not been attempted before, but that has the potential to transform science, medicine, health care delivery, or health care education.

• Translational Grants. Research and development that validates transformative discovery findings via optimization and proof of principle or proof of commercial readiness, thus enhancing the potential to produce positive impacts on health care outcomes.

• Strategic Grants. High impact ideas that form the basis for transforming educational programs, the practice of health care, research programs, or operational/business practices within the organization; all with a focus on accelerating innovation and transformation within the relevant area.

The EII encourages faculty and staff across the Carolina campus to seek out collaborative partnerships with the faculty and staff of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and submit proposals for funding ideas that advance innovation in education, research, and health care. Each proposal must have a UNC Pharmacy faculty or staff member as a Lead or Co-Lead Innovator.

The deadline to initiate a proposal to the Eshelman Institute for Innovation is Wednesday, February 20, 2019. Please note that Steps 1 and Step 2 of the application must be completed by February 20th to give the Office of Research Administration time to review and approve the proposed budget. The proposed budget must be approved the Office of Research Administration a proposal can be submitted.

The deadline to submit a finalized proposal to the Eshelman Institute for Innovation is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 1, 2019.

You can learn more about the EII and the grant application, process, and requirements here.