For detailed descriptions of process and resources, see:

Office of Sponsored Research: Provides the faculty and staff assistance in all aspects of the research administration of their externally funded research. OSR manages all aspects of sponsored research, from proposal stage through managing and reporting on the award. The full lifecycle is described here.

Office of Research Development:  Expands UNC’s capacity for research by promoting and supporting research focused on innovative, cross-disciplinary and transformative efforts. The Office of Research Development supports Carolina researchers pursuing convergence science and a culture of innovation by providing several key resources that enhance grant proposal competitiveness. Additionally, our office fosters the research community within UNC and among partners.

When you have identified a funding opportunity, please contact Sherrie Baldwin at or 919-445-1080. She will explain what to expect and guide you through the process.